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13 Things You Didn't Know About "Gilmore Girls" According To Lane Kim

Keiko Agena, the actress who played Rory Gilmore's (Alexis Bledel) best friend for seven seasons, held a Reddit AMA on Wednesday and shared some great facts about the beloved show.

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5. When Carole King, who recorded the show's theme song with her daughter, first arrived on set to guest-star as Sophie, Melissa McCarthy — who played Sookie — brought some vinyls for the musician to sign.

7. The real Dave Rygalski, husband to Hep Alien namesake Helen Pai, would sometimes play backup guitar for Brian (John Cabrera) and Gil (Sebastian Bach) off screen.


9. Bach is a heavy metal singer in real life and brought that experience to set.

Whenever the band would film scenes involving musical stuff, he "would always get the extras to have a good time!" Agena said.

11. Coincidentally, Agena's romantic life closely resembles Lane's romantic life.

On the show, Lane moves in with Zack (Todd Lowe) and then they start a romantic relationship and get married. In real life, unbeknownst to the writers, Agena started a romantic relationship with her roommate — also a guitar player — and they got married.

13. Though she has no knowledge of an on-screen reunion, Agena said she'd absolutely reprise her role as Lane for a Gilmore Girls movie if show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino wrote the script.

Graham, Bledel, and Sherman-Palladino are reuniting for a panel at the 2015 ATX Television Festival. Agena said it's currently "a question mark" if she'll be there as well!