Melissa McCarthy is responding to Gilmore Girls‘ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s comments that she’d love to have McCarthy back for the Netflix revival. Sherman-Palladino told Deadline’s sister pub TVLine that she wants McCarthy back but said she’s not hopeful given the star’s busy schedule. McCarthy took to Twitter in response.
Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported last week that Netflix had cleared four 90-minute follow-up movies for production with six original cast members confirmed to return — Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Alena — but no mention of McCarthy or her character Sookie.
“She’s really f*cking busy,” Sherman Palladino told TVLine. “But the thing I have said [to her team] is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene.’ Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it.”