Written by Zoë Holloway, October 25, 2016


Gilmore Girls fans are eagerly listening for any news regarding the show, especially as its revival date looms. However, the show’s original casting director revealed something absolutely mind-blowing over the weekend – that Ryan Gosling was nearly cast in the show!

During the inaugural Gilmore Girls Fan Fest held in the US, Jami Rudofsky (who cast the show back in the early 2000s) confessed that the young actor came in for an audition, but failed to win over the team.

Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham during ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES presents Behind the Scenes of "Gilmore Girls" at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, CA, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)

‘I rolled my eyes because he was late, and he was blond,’ Jami confesses about his first audition, but after seeing him perform in character she took him to read in front of the rest of the team.

Unfortunately for Ryan, now 35, they were unimpressed with his second audition for ‘a football character’ and apparently ‘everyone was like, “Really, Jami?”’.

Luckily for Ryan he didn’t let the initial rejection get him down and went on to star in multiple TV series and films, including our personal fave, The Notebook. Although, we can’t help but imagine what Stars Hollow would have been like with him there…


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