“Gilmore Girls” was Alexis Bledel’s first major acting gig.
Though Alexis Bledel would go on to make it big in film and on TV, “Gilmore Girls” was her first big acting job. Before starring as Rory, she’d only had one, uncredited, film role.
Lauren Graham, who played Lorelai, said she had to physically move Bledel to make sure she was in the right place because the young actress was that much of a newbie.
“There’s a thing, especially on that show, where the camera moves,” Graham told CNN in 2013. “It’s very complicated, you have to be talking; everything has to be exactly right. Then you have to land at a certain mark. She’d never hit a mark before. And so I would put my arm around her and often be arm-in-arm with her.”
She continued, “So we’re hanging onto each other. I’m literally pulling her to and fro. But she learned very quickly and is obviously a natural, so it’s just one of those things that happened to work.”