Melissa McCarthy on ‘Gilmore Girls’ Getting a New Ending: ‘When Else Do You Get a Chance to Do That?’
The comedian discusses how rare it is give a show the sendoff it deserves.
On Tuesday (July 12, 2016), Melissa McCarthy received the Gilda Radner Award for Innovation in Comedy at New York’s Gildafest 2016. There, E! News caught up with the Ghostbusters actress to chat about the forthcoming four 90-minute episodes of Gilmore Girls, which will offer a proper conclusion to the hit series that originally went off the air in 2007.
McCarthy said it’s great that the show’s creator “Amy Sherman-Palladino gets to finish it the way she always saw in her head.”
McCarthy, who will reprise her character Sookie St. James, the bubbly chef and best friend to Lorelai Gimore, for the Netflix revival explained that the chance to give a show a new ending is unheard of.
“When else do you get a chance to do that?” she said. “I mean, the odds are so ridiculous. You don’t get to redo your ending like that. I think it’s a great idea. I think it’s the right time to do it and I think people are going to be really happy with it.”
McCarthy was one of the last original cast members to join the revival, making the announcement on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show in April.
“Literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it and I am so excited,” she told the talk-show host. “And they are gonna be amazing.”