Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy says she has not been asked to reprise her role in the much-anticipated revival of beloved TV series Gilmore Girls.
The Oscar nominee got her big break in Hollywood when she played character Sookie St. James during the show’s entire seven-season run.
But as the rest of her former castmates, including Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson have all signed up to reprise their roles in the forthcoming Netflix series reprisal, McCarthy claims she wasn’t invited to return.
When a fan on Twitter.com insisted she should make an appearance in the Gilmore Girls revival, McCarthy responded, “Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!!”
McCarthy’s response comes a day after Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TVLine.com in an interview that she had indeed reached out to the star about joining the cast for the show’s upcoming comeback on Netflix.
“She’s really f**ing busy,” Sherman-Palladino said of McCarthy. “But the thing I have said (to her team) is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over (to the set) – even if for just a cameo – we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it.”
“It simply would’ve been impossible,” she added. “Planning around her crazypants schedule and her movies and her this and her that and Ghostbusters… I would just be sobbing in a corner for six months. That would be my whole life. But if her people called me up and said she’s free on these particular days or would love to drop by and just be in one scene, we would put her right in.”
In addition to promoting her upcoming films Ghostbusters and The Boss this summer (16), McCarthy is wrapping up her Emmy-winning role in sitcom Mike & Molly, which is ironically filming on the same Warner Brothers lot as Gilmore Girls.