Melissa McCarthy Says ‘Gilmore Girls’ Return Made Her ‘So Sentimental’

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Fans may have jumped for joy when Melissa McCarthy announced she would be making an appearance in the Gilmore Girls revival, but no one was more emotional about Sookie’s return to Stars Hollow than the actress herself!

In an interview with People at the Time 100 Gala in New York on April 26, McCarthy revealed that she officially made her grand return to the Gilmore Girls set about two weeks ago. The actress even opened up about what it was like to be back on her old stomping grounds among the rest of the Stars Hollow gang.

“Oh, my, God, it was so sad, I got so sentimental,” McCarthy told People. “And it felt like the greatest idea in the world. It was lovely.”

Even before she officially announced that she’d be back to play Lorelai Gilmore’s bestie, McCarthy had been very open about how much the beloved series means to her, so it’s understandable that going back to those old sets would be such an emotional experience.

“I’m actually thrilled that it’s happening. I loved that show and I think the fans for that show are super loyal and great,” said McCarthy in an interview with E! back in March. “That was seven years of my life and it was really great. I was proud of that show.”

The Gilmore Girls revival is set to be released via Netflix sometime in the future.