‘Gilmore Girls’: Kelly Bishop and Lauren Graham Didn’t Like Chris and Lorelai’s Marriage Storyline

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lauren Graham and David Sutcliffe attend the CW launch party

More than 10 years because the TV present’s authentic run ended, Gilmore Girls followers nonetheless discuss who Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) ought to’ve ended up with.

On the present, Lorelai and her mom, Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), had many disagreements about it. But off-screen, Bishop and Graham agreed that Lorelai and Christopher Hayden (David Sutcliffe), shouldn’t have gotten married. 

Lorelai and Christopher marry in Paris

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For seven seasons, Christopher and Lorelai’s chemistry is apparent. Parents to Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), they offer their relationship a attempt just a few occasions all through the collection.

In Gilmore Girls Season 7, after her break up from Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), Lorelai rekindles her relationship with Christopher. During a visit to Paris, they spontaneously get married. 

When they arrive residence from their travels, Christopher’s elated in regards to the information whereas Lorelai dreads having to inform Rory. They invite Rory over for a French-inspired dinner to inform her, and simply as Lorelai anticipated, her daughter and finest friend on this planet is upset she didn’t get to be there. 

Lauren Graham known as the wedding of Lorelai and Christopher ‘so odd’

Per Entertainment Weekly, in her 2016 guide, Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and Everything in Between), Graham shared how she felt about Lorelai and Christopher’s marriage.

Lauren Graham and David Sutcliffe attend the CW launch party
Lauren Graham and David Sutcliffe attend the CW launch get together | Chris Polk/FilmMagic

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She confessed that the main occasion in Lorelai’s life slipped her thoughts as a result of the storyline was “so odd.” 

“I’ve to confess, this appeared so odd to me again then (particularly in spite of everything that point aside; I simply don’t suppose Lorelai would get married with out Rory current) that I by some means managed to fully overlook it ever occurred,” Graham mentioned. 

Not lengthy after the marriage, Lorelai tells her new husband they aren’t the appropriate match. Tearfully ending her relationship with Rory’s dad, Lorelai is aware of Luke’s the man for her. 

Kelly Bishop didn’t get Christopher and Lorelai’s marriage on ‘Gilmore Girls’ both

In a 2015 interview with Glamour, Bishop opened up about her how she felt in regards to the Christopher and Lorelai marriage twist. Even although she needed them to reunite as adults “and realize they always really loved each other,” Bishop admitted the Paris wedding ceremony didn’t make sense. 

Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, and Lauren Graham attend the premiere of 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, and Lauren Graham attend the premiere of 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, and Lauren Graham attend the premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life | Amanda Edwards/WireImage

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“I thought that was—and I’ll never work with these people again, so I can say this—that it was rather contrived,” she mentioned. “It kind of came out of left field. I was like, ‘What is that? Where did that come from, why did you do that? Can’t you think of anything else?’”

Bishop’s personal views stand in distinction to Emily, her counterpart on Gilmore Girls. Emily spent years pondering Christopher and Lorelai ought to be collectively. 

Watch all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls on Netflix and the revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life.

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