‘Gilmore Girls’: How Rory’s Bed Made Her and Dean’s Sex Scene Awkward To Film for Alexis Bledel and Jared Padalecki

by Jeremy Spirogis
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham and Rory and Lorelai Gilmore

Described as an angel quite a few occasions on Gilmore Girls, Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) goes from halo to human on the finish of the TV present’s fourth season. Rory turns into an adulterer when she has intercourse along with her ex-boyfriend, Dean Forester, as performed by Jared Padalecki. 

Rory Gilmore and Dean Forester reconnect in ‘Gilmore Girls’ Season 4

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham and Rory and Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham and Rory and Lorelai Gilmore | The WB / Mitchell Haddad

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Rory and Dean keep associates after they break up over Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia) on the Stars Hollow 24-hour dance marathon. While Rory strikes on to courting Jess, Dean doesn’t get a lot display time.

That is till season Four when he’s there for Rory in her time of want. After being informed to drop a category or threat failing, Rory turns to Dean for help when her mother is nowhere to be discovered. 

The two proceed to see one another round city and there are hints they nonetheless care about one another. For instance, Dean drunkenly says Rory’s title throughout his bachelor social gathering earlier than getting married to Lindsay (Arielle Kebbel). 

Finally, because the season involves a detailed, Rory and Dean rekindle their relationship. In the Gilmore Girls Season Four finale, they’ve intercourse. Moments later, Rory’s mother, Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) comes residence to be taught what’s simply occurred.

Alexis Bledel fell up and about filming Rory Gilmore and Dean Forester’s intercourse scene

Filming proved to be awkward for Padalecki and Bledel however not due to the character of the scene. Rather, due to the dimensions of Rory’s mattress. 

Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, mirrored on the scene and Rory’s mattress throughout a 2016 interview with Entertainment Weekly. 

“We introduced Rory’s mattress again [for Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life],” Sherman-Palladino stated. “And I remember standing in that room saying, ‘There’s no f*cking way Jared and her fit in that bed.’”

Alexis Bledel on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'Alexis Bledel on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
Alexis Bledel on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

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The scene concerned Rory and Dean cuddling within the tiny mattress whereas joking a few track. And, in line with Bledel, they’d some mishaps whereas filming. 

“It was like a miniature twin,” Bledel stated earlier than including, “In the outtakes, I fell off that bed a couple of times.”

Rory’s mattress was too small for Jared Padalecki

Padalecki, who stands effectively over 6 ft tall, had problem squeezing within the mattress with Bledel. As he informed Entertainment Weekly in the identical interview, the mattress was too small for him. 

“My feet definitely were off it,” Padalecki stated. 

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So, how did they make it look like Rory and Dean may each match within the mattress? By solely displaying the actor’s higher half. 

“There was a shot where my waist to my head was laying on the bed but my legs were counterbalancing me on the floor so that I wouldn’t roll off,” he stated.

“It works for the scene because it was supposed to be awkward, so maybe that’s why they bought the smallest bed on the planet,” he jokingly added. 

Watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix and catch Rory and Dean’s intercourse scene in Gilmore Girls Season 4 Episode 22: “Raincoats and Recipes.”

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