To celebrate the publication of Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham I was asked to share my favourite Lorelei Gilmore moment. But let’s be honest Lorelei is one of the characters who manages to make every episode feel like a favourite. So with that in mind I share with you several moments that allowed us to see the more serious side of Lorelei.
Lorelei proves through the seasons that she is a woman who goes after her dreams and the best proof of this is when she and best friend Sookie fulfil take over ownership of the Dragonfly Inn. Owning her own inn is something that Lorelei talks of from the very beginning.
My mother — she was here. I can feel it. Smell that? The room smells like guilt and Chanel No. 5.
While she was estranged from Rory (during season 6) Lorelei adopts a dog and calls him Paul Anka, I love Lorelei’ relationship with that adorable dog. Paul Anka comes into her life when she is struggling and needs her furry companion.
Seventy-five thousand dollars. Seventy-five thousand dollars. Oh my God, that’s like 150 pairs of Jimmy Choos.
When Rory graduates she dedicates her speech to Lorelei in what is one of the most touching episodes of the show, there isn’t a dry eye in the crowd and it is in that moment Lorelei realises the impact she has had on Rory.
“Everything in my life has something to do with coffee. I believe in a former life, I was coffee.”
For four seasons we were in a will they wont they haze and then finally in episode 22 Luke and Lorelei shared their first kiss and my heart burst and the birds were singing,and for a day I believed that love really is all around us.
In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, ‘Did you, um, make it?’ She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood (‘Strangers were worried about me; that’s how long I was single!’), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway (‘It’s like I had a fashion-induced blackout.’)
In ‘What It Was Like, Part One’, for the first time Graham settles in for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay ‘What It Was Like, Part Two’ reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so meant to her.
Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she’s aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls (‘If you’re meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high.’), and she’s a card-carrying REI shopper (‘My bungee cords now earn points!’).
Complete with photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and – of course – talking as fast as you can.