EXCLUSIVE: Scott Patterson Talks ‘Gilmore Girls’ Finale and What’s Next for Luke and Lorelai: ‘Lots of Babies!’
Luke and Lorelai may have finally tied the knot on the last episode of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but according to Scott Patterson, their story is far from over.
ET’s Leanne Aguilera caught up with the 58-year-old actor at the premiere of the Netflix revival last Friday, where he couldn’t help but gush about giving the characters their happily-ever-after.
“[It felt] pretty good, pretty good, yeah,” Patterson, who plays Luke, shared. “And the way we did it was pretty clever I thought. I think it was the most personal way to do it and it had the most dramatic impact.”
Dramatic impact, indeed. After nine years, fans watched Luke and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) finally say “I do” in the last episode of the Netflix series, “Fall,” forgoing a big wedding for an intimate late-night ceremony with just Rory (Alexis Bledel), Lane (Keiko Agena) and Michel (Yanic Truesdale) in Stars Hollow’s famous gazebo.
“I think being married to that girl is going to be a really good thing,” Patterson continued. “We’re going to have a lot of babies!”
While we’re not too sure about the “babies” part of it — Luke and Lorelai visit a fertility clinic in the series’ first episode but decided not to go through with adding a little bundle of joy to their family — after nearly a decade, the chemistry between Patterson and Graham didn’t seem to miss a beat. Though the actor confessed getting into character wasn’t as easy as it looked.
“You know, when I put the hat on, the clothes, the flannel, the whole thing, I thought it was going to instantly kick back in and it didn’t,” he revealed.
“We were rehearsing a scene in the diner, my first scene of the whole thing and I just didn’t feel like the guy, so I asked Amy if I could take a walk around Stars Hollow and sort of get the old scent back,” he explained. “It took about 10 minutes and tried to relive some things, and I thought, ‘Oh gosh, I’m in big trouble,’ and then I walked back into the diner and then all of a sudden it clicked in and it was pretty smooth sailing from that point on.”
“But yeah, I was a little nervous about that,” Patterson added.
While Luke and Lorelai were always meant to be, the Gilmore Girls definitely went through their fair share of relationships during the series’ original seven seasons.
With the show’s reboot, fans have taken to social media to hop on the shipping craze, expressing which man they think is best for our beloved Lorelai and Rory, but there’s only one problem: Graham and Bledel seem to have missed the ship altogether.
Watch ET hilariously explain “shipping” to the actresses in the video below.
Reporting by Leanne Aguilera.