Both Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham said they'd be open to continuing "Gilmore Girls" during an Emmys panel at Deadline's The Contenders.
But there are some caveats. Graham doesn't want the show to continue out of necessity or demand, but in a more natural way.
"If it all existed in a vacuum I would play that character until my dying day," she said. "I love her writing; from the moment I read the pilot, I felt so connected to Amy Sherman-Palladino’s voice as a writer. It was so invigorating and fulfilling to do that work. In terms of an actor, I would never tire of that.
"Now it has become, ‘What can we do that is satisfying, and worth continuing, and gratifying to the people who care so much about it,’" Graham continued. "I don’t know if there is a need to do more. I would never want it to feel like we overstayed our welcome. … There’s probably a way to keep these characters alive but I don’t know if that’s the best thing for them."
Alexis was a little more straightforward with her thoughts. She wants Rory and Lorelai to have a birth scene.
She also said she didn't see Rory's character going in the direction the revival took her.
“It certainly wasn’t the ending I was expecting,” Bledel said. “I told Amy that I hoped Rory would end on a high note. After all her hard work, I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So it was a hard thing for me to digest. I was hoping that we would see that she had lived an interesting life and had been fulfilled up until this point where her grandfather dies and [she] comes back home.
"But, because I know Amy after all these years, I knew it was her true intention and it was something that satisfied her as a writer because she knew the reaction she was going to get from the audience. … So I trusted her.”
As for Amy Sherman-Palladino's thoughts on the matter, she seems to contradict herself in two interviews with The Hollywood Reporter, one in late November and another a few days later in early December.
In the December interview, her opinion on the matter seemed to come across, firm, decided, and clear.
"These two women are very tied," she told THR. "They're very tied and to me, that history repeating itself and daughter following in mother's footsteps, where you lead, I will follow — we took the [theme] song very seriously. When we picked those words and we went down that path, it just felt right then and it actually feels even more right now especially because Rory is older. She's the same age Lorelai was when the show started. It really does feel a little Lion King-y, the whole circle of life."
Essentially, Sherman-Palladino wanted Rory's story to end onscreen the way same way it began. It's beautiful storytelling, but that means no more "Gilmore Girls" to be had in the future.
Rewind just a couple days to her interview in November, though, and there's a MADDENINGLY AMBIGUOUS statement at the end of her response to the question of continuing the series.
"We really had a very specific journey in our minds and we fulfilled the journey," she told THR in November. "So to us, this is the piece that we wanted to do. And the whole thought about, 'Is there more, is there more, is there more?' — this has to go out into the universe now. We've got to put this to bed. And then whatever happens, happens."