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Here's What Kelly Bishop Said About Filming "Gilmore Girls" Without Edward Herrmann

"Ed’s probably going to be hovering around the set a bit and watching over us. I really do believe that."

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In an exclusive interview with TV Line, Bishop spoke about her return to the fictional world of Stars Hollow. "I was 20 pages in [to the table read] and I was like, ‘Ahh… I’m back in Gilmore Land,'" she said. "I’m here. It never went away.'”

"It's going to be very hard doing it without him, because he and I were buds on the show. We, obviously, were older [than the rest of the cast]. But we were also New York actors, and we connected very well. We always did our crossword puzzles together in the hair-and-makeup room. That was one of our little routines. There was a comfort level…. [Sighs] It's going to be hard without him."

When the cast reunited back in June at the ATX Television Festival, they left an empty arm chair on stage as a tribute to Herrmann.

The empty arm chair for Ed Hermann is really just so heartbreaking #gilmoregirlsreunion

Bishop said that Emily will be dealing with Richard's death on the Gilmore Girls revival. “Because of the fact that Emily lost her husband, she’s kind of a raw nerve," she explained to TV Line.

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"In a desperate attempt to push through [her grief], she blows between right on the edge of losing it to almost being a little manic....[Richard] is certainly a presence, especially in that first script."

"Ed's probably going to be hovering around the set a bit and watching over us," Bishop said. "I really do believe that. Because he really loved the show.

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