Gilmore Girls Revival: Lauren Graham Previews Meaningful, Much-Needed 'Healing' Between Lorelai and Emily

Michael Ausiello

One of TV’s most complicated, strained mother-daughter relationships is about to turn a corner.

In Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, (out Friday, Nov. 25) the death of patriarch Richard (the late Edward Hermann) promises to shine an even brighter spotlight on the decades-long divide ebtween Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Emily (Kelly Bishop). And as Graham tells it, it leads to some of the revival’s richest moments.

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“The healing that happens between Lorelai and Emily is such a long time coming,” the actress told me during our on-camera interview. “And because Richard’s absence is such a big part of our story, it really meant a lot to me to grow their relationship a little bit.”

Graham then adds with a laugh, “Not too much. But a little bit.”

Press PLAY above to watch the latest installment of my Graham-Alexis Bledel Q&A, and then check back in the coming days for more from the duo as well as Team Palladino and Scott Patterson as TVLine’s “18 Days of Gilmore” scoop countdown continues.

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