Melissa McCarthy is bringing Sookie St. James back to Stars Hollow. That's enough to make any "Gilmore Girls" fan shed a happy tear — until recently, viewers had reason to believe the series reboot wouldn't include the beloved character. And it's enough to get McCarthy feeling a little misty, too.
“I got so sentimental," she told Entertainment Tonight about her recent return to the set. "I stopped by about two weeks ago, I think, and just saw the sets and saw everybody there — it kind of felt like we didn't skip a beat.”
Speaking at the Time 100 Gala, the big-and-small-screen star added, "It was a little overwhelming."
But she also said it was "the absolute right thing to do" and "the exact right time" to do it.
The timing is great because, even though the show ended in 2007, it seems to be more popular than ever.
“I talk to so many different people that didn't watch it or weren't old enough. Now they watch it,” she said. “I don't think many shows develop an even bigger fan base once they go off the air. And I think that the show, there's been a bit of magic with it.”
And she's happy to be part of that magic again.
"There was the longest time when it was just not going to work out, schedule-wise," McCarthy told Us Weekly at the same event. "Then once we decided, like, 'Is there any possible way?' Something big fell out for me [and] something changed for [the producers]."
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