You've seen her on Doctor Who, you've seen her in Arrow, and now, Alex Kingston is starring in the upcoming revival season of Gilmore Girls. Read on for all the details.
The revival season of Gilmore Girls has wrapped filming and is getting ready to be released on Netlfix around a certain holiday this year. The four-part season entitled "A Year In The Life", sees Stars Hollow welcoming back almost the entirety of its original cast, and is even opening its doors to a number of newcomers. One its additions is Doctor Who and Arrow's Alex Kingston, who is also best known for her breakout Hollywood role in ER as Elizabeth Corday, starring opposite George Clooney. During Miami's Supercon, Twitter user Once Upon a Twilight was able to catch Kingston dished on her her character on the Gilmore Girls upcoming season by revealing: "I also got to play a role in the reboot of the Gilmore Girls." She continued: "I play a very eccentric character in a couple of those episodes." Just who exactly Kingston will be playing is still a mystery. However, we here at melty have a feeling that she may be playing either a colleague or a mentor of Rory Gilmore. This is simply due to the fact that Rory's storyline in Season 7 ended in a way which could take her life in a myriad of directions, as she left Stars Hollow to embark on a career in journalism.
Alex Kingston talking about Gilmore Girls (via Once Upon A Twilight on Facebook) Pt: 1. pic.twitter.com/RAFMnjiIiQ— GilmoreGirls Updates (@GilmoreGUpdates) July 2, 2016
Kingston also stated that she was familiar with the Gilmore Girls universe before she was cast to star in the revival, by explaining: "I was doing ER when they were filming the original Gilmore Girls." She continued: "It was so funny for them to reboot it again and Alexis, she's all grown up. She's got a baby, and I remember when she was so young. We actually didn't film on the Warner Bros. lot, my scenes, we were on location which was nice, and that's all I'm going to say." It's discerning to see Rory come back to the show at the same age Lauren Graham was when Gilmore Girls first began in 2000, so we can't imagine what it must be like for the cast and the crew to see her return to the set. to Where exactly Kingston's location scenes are set remains to be seen, and if anything, it gives us even more motivation (as if we needed it), to catch the revival season towards the end of this year. If you're worried that four episodes of Gilmore Girls won't be enough to sustain your thirst for the show, Scott Patterson is optimistic that the Netflix revival won't be the final chapter. Are you excited to Alex Kingston in Gilmore GIrls?