Melissa McCarthy will almost definitely not be in Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival, making her seemingly the only living person from that show who hasn't been asked back. Her absence will be felt by any true Gilmore fan, since McCarthy was a main character on the show for its entire run.
It's not exactly clear what happened to keep McCarthy away. Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TVLine that she recognized how busy McCarthy is these days but told her “team” that she'd be happy to write her into a scene if McCarthy could find the time. McCarthy, on the other hand, tweeted that, “sadly,” she wasn't “asked” to return.
So now McCarthy has a new movie to promote, and spoke with Refinery29 about it. Of course, she was also asked about the revival, and stated, definitively, that she won't be in it. She still, somehow, hasn't been asked to appear:
“They didn't ask. And once this came out, because people were starting to say, 'Oh, you won't do it. You're too big and busy now.' I was like, 'No. No one invited me to the party. I didn't get a single call.' And then after that, it was kind of, 'Well, she'd like to do it, you guys can call us.' I have to call and ask? And now I can't make it happen. I thought it was the strangest thing.”
We almost certainly aren't getting the full story here, and probably never will. And without Sookie, it feels like the Gilmore Girls revival won't have the full story, either.