Melissa McCarthy Joins ‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
April 8, 2016 Updated: April 8, 2016

Chef Sookie St. James is back!

After much speculation about whether or not Chef St. James will return to the fictional town of Stars Hollow, located in Connecticut, Melissa McCarthy announced on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” that she will partake in the “Gilmore Girls” revival after all.

“There has been something I’ve been asked about so, so many times, and it hasn’t worked out. They’re making four new movies of the ‘Gilmore Girls,’ which is a show that was near and dear to my heart for four years, and we could not get those schedules to work,” McCarthy said on the April 7 airing. “Literally about an hour and a half ago, we figured out that I’m going to go back and do it, and I am so excited!”

I’m very happy to go back to Stars Hollow. It just happened. I got asked a lot about it.
— Melissa McCarthy

The 45-year-old actress, who is currently promoting her new film, “The Boss,” is excited to reunite with her former castmates Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham.

“They’re going to be amazing! Amy Sherman-Palladino [series’ creator] is going to squeeze me in to do it,” stated McCarthy. “And I’m very happy to go back to Stars Hollow. It just happened. I got asked a lot about it.”

Lauren Graham, who plays McCarthy’s best friend, Lorelai, on “Gilmore Girls” is just as excited. Graham tweetedYay, Sookie! This makes me so so happy. Let’s all go see@TheBossFilm this weekend to celebrate.”

McCarthy is having a busy year thus far. Her new film, “The Boss,” is scheduled for an April 8 release which she has heavily promoted on late night talk shows. She made an appearance on “The Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where she crushed Fallon in a lip syncing battle, and competed in a cooking competition alongside her husband, Ben Falcone, on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” She is also starring in “Ghostbusters,” which has a July 2016 release date.

“The Boss” is in theaters April 8.