During Carrie Fisher’s long career, she inspired many, and since her death in December, a number of celebrities have come forward to share their stories and fond memories. But actress Lauren Graham shared her love of Fisher before the star’s death.
In her latest book, Talking As Fast As I Can, Graham reveals how Fisher inspired her both as an actress and as an author. In the book, which was released on Nov. 29, 2016, Graham writes, “Carrie Fisher is one of my favorite actors and writers. I’ve enjoyed her films, seen her on Broadway, and read everything she’s written. When I was writing my novel Someday, Someday, Maybe, I kept her Postcards from the Edge on my desk the whole time, and when I got stuck I’d pick it up and reread sections I’d already read a dozen times. Our books are very different, but the fact that she is an actress who wrote a novel — one that was loosely based on her own life — and became a successful screenwriter was a big inspiration to me.”
Graham then went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in early December and talked about Fisher some more when Colbert asked about her inspirations. “The thing that first gave me the idea were Carrie Fisher’s books because she’s such a talented writer of comedic books and also an actor and also now she has her own nonfiction book,” Graham told Colbert.
Lauren Graham blows a confetti kiss to the camera in her latest photo shoot for Good Housekeeping‘s January 2017 issue, on newsstands now!
Here’s what the 49-year-old Gilmore Girls star had to share with the mag:
On playing two similarly unconventional single moms of teens in Gilmore Girls and Parenthood: “There are things that I’m good at and there are things that are just not for me. I’m not gonna play a cop, I’m not gonna play a doctor … and that’s OK. I’d rather be in [roles] that are really verbal and smart and funny. As Diane Keaton said to me, ‘Funny doesn’t age.’”
On which character she relates to more – Gilmore Girls’ Lorelai Gilmore or Parenthood’s Sarah Braverman: “I relate more to Lorelai Gilmore, probably. I mean, I speak quickly more in attitude and just in athleticism of what that work is and was for me, as an actor, that’s a place I feel really comfortable and exhilarated, so, in that way I guess I relate a little more to that world and that language.”
On her relationship with long-time love, former Parenthood co-star Peter Krause: “We couldn’t stop talking. Not about ourselves, but about the world and books and family. Once we got together, there was no game play. It was like, You like me, and I like you. It gave me an understanding of life: This is how things happen, and it’s completely random.”
On her surprising hidden talent: “I really like to entertain. None of my characters ever cook, so I would think it’s surprising that I actually really like to.”
– December 2nd: Lauren Graham signs copies of her new book ‘Talking As Fast As I Can’ at Barnes & Noble Union Square
– November 30th: SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations ‘Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life’
– November 29th: Netflix ‘Gilmore Girls- A Year In The Life’Special Screening In New York
– November 29th: On ‘The Today Show’ In New York
Thanks to Claudia for sharing these awesome scan of Lauren as Lorelai Gilmore in Entertainment Weekly, the December 2016 issue.
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Lauren is on the cover of the November 25th issue of Entertainment Weekly. Check out scans in the gallery. I also added the matching photoshoot to the gallery.
It has been nearly a decade since they played the famous mother-daughter duo.
And on Friday Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel reunited for the premiere of their Netflix revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life in Los Angeles.
The 35-year-old actress who played Rory Gilmore stunned in a chic ruffled gown while Lauren opted for a skintight cocktail dress.
Those in the running for this year’s Emmys will hear their names read by a Gilmore mom and a black-ish dad.
Lauren Graham and Anthony Anderson will announce the nominees on Thursday, July 14, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The event will take place at 11:30/10:30c at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. This is the second year that the ceremony will happen at 8:30 am local time, instead of its previous 5:30 start.
Anderson was nominated last year for his portrayal of Dre in the ABC comedy. Gilmore Girls‘ Graham, as we recently noted, has never been nominated.
“Television is enjoying the most spectacular run in its history with breakthrough creativity, emerging platforms and dynamic new opportunities for our industry’s storytellers,” Bruce Rosenblum, Television Academy chairman and CEO, said in a statement obtained by THR. “We are thrilled to have Anthony and Lauren on board to help kick-off what promises to be an extraordinary Emmy season.”
It’s been nearly a decade since we first met the Gilmore girls, but looking at Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, it’s hard to tell any time has passed.
“Alexis hasn’t started aging yet,” Graham, 49, jokes with PEOPLE in its World’s Most Beautiful special issue.
“I certainly have!” retorts Bledel, 34, with a smile.
The only thing more exciting than the idea of new Gilmore Girls episodes is actually WATCHING THEM. The revival is currently in production right now, and once that wraps, it’s only a matter of time before the series makes its way back into our lives again. But the big question is still when?
Netflix — and the crew of Gilmore Girls — has been mum so far as to when these episodes might end up on the streaming site. Could be early Summer, could be sometime in the Fall, might even be sometime in 2017. Or, they could all land during Lorelai Gilmore’s favorite season, Winter.
And according to Lauren Graham, it sounds, tentatively, that’s exactly when they’re going to drop. During one of the latest episodes of the Gilmore Guys Podcast (it’s a thing), their guest, Ben Epstein, explains that he happened to run into Graham out in Hollywood, and asked her some tough questions. Like, when will our eyes be able to see these four new episodes? From what Graham relays to Epstein, and if we’re going to go off of what Graham says, which is basically true and canon no matter what, the episodes will be available to stream ~sometime~ in December.
This is still a huge question mark, because no one has confirmed this whatsoever. But, THIS MAKES SENSE. The revival was announced back in October, went into true production in January, and we don’t want to rush this great work of Gilmore art. December gives everyone enough time to get all affairs in Luke’s Diner straight.
The date is by no means confirmed by Netflix, or even Amy Sherman-Palladino. But we like the idea of December a lot. Only eight months away!