Ryan Gosling Was Almost Cast on ‘Gilmore Girls’: Why Didn’t It Work Out?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Gilmore Girls forged a number of actors who would later go on to grow to be big stars. Melissa McCarthy is the obvious instance from the primary forged — however even actors with one- or two-episode arcs like Jon Hamm and Nick Offerman obtained supplied considered one of their first jobs within the trade from Gilmore Girls. Apparently, Ryan Gosling was nearly a kind of actors. The casting administrators revealed that they needed to place the Notebook star on the WB collection — so why didn’t we get to see Gosling on Gilmore?

The ‘Gilmore Girls’ forged nearly included Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling on the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017 | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

On the podcast Gilmore Girls dialogue podcast Gilmore Guys, the casting administrators from the beloved collection, Mara Casey and Jami Rudofsky shared their expertise placing actors on the present.

“You know who … auditioned for Gilmore Girls?” Rudofsky requested the podcast hosts. She defined: “I had met a guy on a very small, independent feature I was doing and I was obsessed with him.” She instantly pitched the actor to her fellow casting director and Amy Sherman-Palladino, the Gilmore Girls showrunner.

“And, I’m like, Mara, Amy, this guy is a huge star, you guys are gonna love him,” she stated.

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Rudofsky continued that the actor got here in to forged for a small half on the collection:

… he was good sufficient to return in to learn, and he wasn’t who he’s now. But, he got here into learn for us for like a soccer man and he so wasn’t the soccer man.

However, Rudofsky stored urgent: “No, this guy is brilliant, you guys.” Sherman-Palladino and Casey didn’t see the potential.

“… they’re like, we don’t get it,” the Gilmore casting director recalled. Eventually, she relented, realizing that regardless of his expertise, the actor wouldn’t work out for the WB present.

“… I simply knew he wasn’t the correct match for Gilmore Girls,” she defined on the podcast. Then, she lastly revealed: “his name was Ryan Gosling.”

However, Rudofsky greater than proved her ability in casting, contemplating she noticed the younger Gosling’s potential for stardom.

“I kept selling him,” she continued. Still, she believes that even Gosling knew he wasn’t proper for the half.

“He doesn’t have the Gilmore Girls vibe, so he didn’t really feel it,” Rudofsky shared. “I don’t think he felt it – he knew it wasn’t the right fit.”

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While the casting administrators didn’t point out the precise yr they tried to forged Gosling, we’d assume it occurred in one of many earlier seasons of Gilmore Girls — again when Gosling was a extra struggling actor than film star.

By the early 2000s, he had been forged in a couple of completely different TV collection — however we’re questioning if Gosling was eyed for the soccer participant function on Gilmore Girls due to his look within the 2000 movie Remember the Titans. (Gosling performed the function of Alan Bosley).

He wouldn’t tackle the title of teen-heartthrob till a couple of years later, with the 2004 film The Notebook. By then, Gosling was most likely method too large for Gilmore Girls.

But we’re nonetheless lamenting the truth that Gosling might have caught the attention of Sherman-Palladino and been considered one of Rory’s highschool boyfriends. Alas, perhaps in one other lifetime.

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