EXCLUSIVE: Alexis Bledel and Matt Czuchry Defend Rory and Logan’s ‘Surprising’ Relationship Choices on ‘Gilmore Girls’
WARNING: We’re about to discuss some major Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life spoilers. If you have not watched Netflix’s four-part revival leave immediately! For everyone else, grab the strongest cup of coffee you’ve got, and get ready…
Star-crossed lovers or self-centered cheaters?
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life answered many of our most burning questions about the beloved series, including which ex-boyfriend Rory would return to. However, it seems that the Netflix revival has made a controversial choice when it comes to the younger Gilmore’s highly debated love life.
Over the course of the four 90-minutes episodes, fans discovered that not only are Rory and Logan still seeing (and sleeping with!) each other, but they’re doing it behind the backs of their respective significant others. Logan is engaged to a French socialite named Odette, and, until the very end of the final episode, Rory is in a nearly three-year relationship with an unbelievably forgettable man named Paul.
To help get some in-character clarity on the controversial tryst, ET caught up with stars Alexis Bledel and Matt Czuchry at the Gilmore Girls premiere event and asked them for their thoughts on Logan and Rory’s adulterous behavior.
“I think they were both in the same place at the same time,” Czuchry defended. “Rory and Logan have always had a love for each other that has gone back and forth, and they’ve never really wanted to say goodbye. They’re both in the same place at the same time in this particular story, so it’s a mutual relationship that they’re carrying on.”
Bledel admitted that she was initially taken aback when she learned that both Rory and Logan would be involved in other relationships while still sleeping with each other.
“It did surprise me,” the 35-year-old actress confessed of the couple’s infidelities. “And I think it’s a little uncomfortable for [Rory] even though she’s kind of putting on a brave face that she’s fine with it. I think she’s actually not that emotionally connected to it. I think she’s kind of just going through the motions at this point when we pick up with them.”
With the life-changing news that the series’ last four words bring, many fans are wondering if Logan is the Christopher to Rory’s Lorelai, but Czuchry does not agree with that comparison.
“I never really looked at it like that,” the former Good Wife star explained. “I always looked at Logan as somebody who was always trying to push Rory to be the best that she could possibly be in her personal and professional life, so I never looked at it like that. I think that maybe [Gilmore Girls showrunners] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] and Dan [Palladino] looked at it that way, but that’s not the way that I approached the character.”
The one thing that all fans can certainly agree on is that the mini Life and Death Brigade reunion in Stars Hollow was a wonderfully outrageous addition to the series’ final episode.
“All the Life and Death Brigade stuff was my favorite,” Czuchry gushed. “I think that whole piece captures the best of Logan and the best of Rory and the best of them together, so that was my favorite piece of the whole puzzle.”
Bledel revealed that she happily followed the group’s motto — “In omnia paratis,” which translates from Latin to “Ready for all things” — while filming that musical montage all over the Warner Bros. backlot at night.
“It was really fun!” she exclaimed. “Especially when we were working on the rooftops in Stars Hollow and looking down at the beautiful town. Making the whole scene, with all the CGI that went into it, work and the challenge of doing it in the middle of the night — it was a great, great time.”
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