'Gilmore Girls' Netflix release news: Stacey Oristano reveals details about her new character


Actress Stacey Oristano dishes some tidbits on what her character will be up to in Netflix’s upcoming “Gilmore Girls” revival titled “A Year in the Life.”

In an interview with TV Insider, the star revealed, “I’m not in Stars Hollow. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that. We’re outside. I cause trouble in other places. So I was there for the table read, and I got to see the set and stuff, but all of my stuff is outside [of town].”

She also recounted her experience when it came to prepare for filming. She shared that as a huge fan of the classic series, she could not believe she was actually in the same room with lead stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, “I’m shaking. That’s Lorelai and Rory right besides me! I was freaking out a little bit.”

Oristano worked previously with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino in another acclaimed project, “Bunheads.” The latter emailed her about an opportunity to guest star when the reboot was announced back in March. Although specific details regarding her character still remains a mystery, the part was written specifically for her.

“And I was like, ‘That’s the most amazing thing ever.’ I never honestly believe anything until it really happens… She knows my comedy and my voice so well, so she wrote for that, which is also a crazy experience,” she continued.

On a related note, Yanic Truesdale who portrays French concierge Michel Gerard hinted that fans will get a deeper look at his character’s personal life. In all seven seasons of the original series, Michel was rarely seen outside of his work.

Truesdale shared that this time around will be a little different, “We know much more,” he stated to Us Weekly.

The miniseries is said to be composed of four 90-minute installments. The narrative will tackle all seasons over the course of a calendar year and the chapters are dubbed “Winter,” “Spring,” “Summer” and “Fall.” All episodes are helmed and written by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino.

It remains to be seen when the streaming giant will schedule the premiere of the “Gilmore Girls” revival, but it is predicted to be released sometime later this year.