EXCLUSIVE: Melissa McCarthy adamant she's not returning to 'Gilmore Girls,' but 'thrilled they are doing it'
Despite hopeful fans and a teasy photo from co-star Yanic Truesdale, it looks like Melissa McCarthy is definitely not returning to Stars Hollow for the Netflix continuation of Gilmore Girls.
"I am thrilled that they are doing it," McCarthy, who played chef Sookie St. James for seven seasons on the hit series, told ET's Kevin Frazier while promoting her upcoming film The Boss. "I am not doing it."
The breakout comedian says she hasn't heard any details on how creator Amy Sherman-Palladino plans to write around her crucial character, but her on-screen husband, Jackson Douglas, is returning to the series.
"I got my GG scrip today! Hooray! Hey that rhymes!" Douglas tweeted earlier this month.
McCarthy added that she is still a loyal fan of the show, telling ET, "I will watch it. I am excited to see it."
McCarthy's comments come after months of back and forth about returning to Gilmore Girls. In February, the actress tweeted that no one asked her to come back shortly after Sherman-Palladino reportedly told her team she would write around McCarthy's busy schedule.
Not only does she intend to support the show as a viewer, but McCarthy also recently caught up with her co-star pal Truesdale, who plays Michel Gerard. The two posed for a selfie earlier this month.
"Scotch, great meal and catching up with my old friend @melissamccarthy, can't ask for more! Dont read anything into it guys," Truesdale captioned the Instagram shot.
Although McCarthy is not involved in the project, her former co-stars are already hard at work, filming the remake. Milo Ventimiglia, who played hottie Jess Mariano, dished in February, "Jess is just up to Jess s**t. He's Jess. He's a little salty and ornery. Kind of doing his own thing and has zero tolerance for anything or anyone."
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