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Melissa McCarthy Says ‘No One Asked’ Her to Join Gilmore Girls Revival

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Drama is already brewing in Stars Hollow.

Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie St. James on the beloved series Gilmore Girls, took to Twitter to say she was never asked to join the recently confirmed Netflix revival.

In the years since the show ended, McCarthy has become a breakout Hollywood star, with starring roles in Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot.

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said in an interview Monday that McCarthy’s character does not have an active storyline in the four-part series. “It was a character we knew we could not count on in terms of story, because [Melissa] just simply wouldn’t have that sort of time to carve out for us,” she said.

Stars Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena are confirmed to return, which will be comprised of four 90-minute episodes, one for each season.

Neither Sherman-Palladino or McCarthy’s representatives responded when asked for comment.

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