Melissa McCarthy has made good on her promise to appear in the “Gilmore Girls” revival currently in development at Netflix, confirming that she has started shooting for the show via an Instagram photo uploaded in costume designer Brenda Maben’s Instagram.
The “Ghostbusters” actress, who comes back to the series as Sookie St. James, is seen in the photo wearing the typical Sookie outfit complete with bandanna. She is with Maben and returning actor Yanic Truesdale, who plays Michel Gerard. The picture was captioned simply, ‘#gilmorecostumesjoylove.’
McCarthy originally said that she was not invited back to the show but certain negotiations succeeded, leading to her affirming her participation to the revival this April on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” the Daily Mail reported.
“Literally about an hour and half ago, we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it and I’m so excited,” the 45-year old actress said.
She will join other returning cast members like Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Liza Weil, Keiko Agena, Vanessa Marano, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia, Rose Abdoo, David Sutcliffe, Danny Strong and Matt Czuchry.
In an interview with People, she confessed how she chooses the roles she plays.
“I have to represent the woman I’m getting to be,” she said. “Even if she’s fictitious, she’s always real to me: three-dimensional, flawed, loving, screwed-up, as real women are.”
McCarthy previously starred in all seven previous seasons of “Gilmore Girls” before she became a star in her own right via the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly.” She received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress after she appeared in the feminist comedy movie “Bridesmaids.” As a result, she topbilled “The Boss,” “The Heat” and “Spy.” She will star in the upcoming female-driven “Ghostbusters” reboot.
According to Variety, the four-part revival called “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” will premiere on Netflix before the year ends.