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Alexis Bledel reveals Rory's profession when 'Gilmore Girls' returns

Alexis Bledel has the scoop on her character Rory Gilmore's career — she's a journalist!

Bledel, 34, chatted with Us Weekly recently about Netflix's upcoming "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," and revealed that Rory has experienced some ups and downs as a reporter.

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For one thing, the former Yale Daily News editor travels often on the job, "crashing on couches and staying with friends" instead of "planting roots anywhere," the actress said.

"She has been working hard, as she does," Bledel said. "She started her work as a journalist at the same time that newspapers were going away. Her field changed dramatically as she was just kind of getting up and running. So that’s where we pick up with her."

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A photo that circulated online months ago showed Rory in a classroom, which had some fans speculating she'd become a teacher since the the show's original run ended in May 2007.

But it seems Rory never lost her passion for reporting.

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"It’s real time, so it’s been about eight years that she’s been living a bit of a vagabond lifestyle, kind of chasing each story that she becomes passionate about and wants to tell," Bledel said.

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The actress also promised the reboot, which features nearly all of the original series' cast members, will show Rory interacting with all her old boyfriends, including her fellow Yale alum Logan (Matt Czuchry), Stars Hollow bad boy Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rory's first love Dean (Jared Padalecki).

"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" premieres on Netflix Friday, Nov. 25.

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