Gilmore Girls' Scott Patterson revealed to Sirius XM’s Taylor Strecker that he had a crush on costar Lauren Graham back in the day."Everyone wants to know if you, over the years of working with Lauren, have had a crush on her, at any given point in working together," Strecker inquired on Wednesday, November 30."Hell yes! Luke was in love with Lorelai for years — and always satisfied her need for coffee. I think some people were getting artistically bankrupt. "The former baseball player and Graham, 49, played Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore, respectively, on the beloved series, which ran for seven seasons beginning in 2000.I was like, " Ooooh, that's either really good or really bad." For fans of Patterson's gruff-but-lovable Luke Danes, it was most certainly the latter. How does he feel about bidding Stars Hollow adieu after seven years? The actors had more input than in the previous six years. I always loved it when she directed an episode, or when she visited the set. Patterson: No, I wasn't, because there was still a lot of life left in it. Darren Lynn Bousman is directing it, and he's just amazing.And what was his relationship with sparring partner Lauren Graham really like? What was your reaction to hearing that the show was ending? And I think I was probably a little relieved, and disappointed at the same time. I also have a holding deal, which means that [Warner Bros.] is looking to place me in another series as we speak. And it was less work - I'm not qualifying that either way, whether it was good or bad. Was it bittersweet that Amy wasn't there at the end? But also, less is more, because it leaves in the audience's imagination where it could go, and that's really good writing. And I know fans are a little upset because they feel unsatisfied. Do you feel like you were cheated out of saying a formal good-bye to the cast and crew since the decision came down after you were done filming? But in Hollywood, when you're trying to make the best deal you can, unfortunately, that type of thing is going to happen from time-to-time. They chose a certain tactic and they stuck to their guns, which is admirable. I have a big singing audition for him tomorrow in full wardrobe. This is the upside of Gilmore ending, because now a whole new world is opening up and it's really thrilling.But there are a myriad of [factors] that go into these decisions; it's not just one thing. A lot of fans Luke and Lorelai fans feel cheated because she spent so much of the season with Christopher. They were really faced with doing it the way they did it or pull a Deus ex machina, and that would have been really bad. What a terrific and loyal group of people they are. I know a lot of fans resisted April initially, but I thought it really helped the show. And I think people thrive on rumor and innuendo; that sells papers, gets people to click on websites. Patterson: I don't even see that happening in the hypothetical sense. I think that would've turned the fans off even more. I think they have 152 episodes of Gilmore Girls to go over again and again and relive. I think fans were a little perturbed because it delayed what they considered to be the inevitable, but this is what happens sometimes in life. And Vanessa is just a delight to work with, and a true professional. Lauren has always been pretty much the rock of that whole production. When Rory's (Bledel) bad boy boyfriend ran away to L. Luckily, there was a Jess spinoff in the works based on the 2003 episode "Here Comes The Son," which served as a backdoor pilot.Unfortunately, The WB wasn't willing to spend the money on the show -- titled "The Windward Circle" --- which was supposed to be set in Venice, California.
The guy came over and was like, “Excuse me, are you Lauren Graham? we did an episode that could be the end, but that’s not how you want to say goodbye to characters you’ve lived with for such a long time. MORE: TIME's Review of Premiere This show has now been an integral part of your daily life for six seasons. But I do appreciate that it’s something to look forward. In each of these characters we have some moments that most people – or many people – go through in life. I knew things live on in reruns, but even that was sort of a shock when younger girls would talk about it and had found it.At this point, "Gilmore Girls" fans are counting down the days until the beloved series hits Netflix.Sadly, we still have half the month of September left.So many things went through me when I heard the news. I know a lot of people were very optimistic, but I wasn't one of them. Patterson: To continue to do something like that there has to be a real passion for it. The mood on the set was that it had run its course. They feel like they hung in there for so long and didn't get the full monty, so to speak. I haven't talked to either Lauren or Alexis about the situation, but I guess they just felt like the deal just wasn't good enough for them. I didn't sense there was any passion left, and, therefore, little reason to do it. Creatively, maybe, certain cast members were bankrupt and wanted to recharge their batteries in another venue. But I think the show will live in their imaginations longer as a result of this type of an ending. It showed Luke in a much different light than what we were used to seeing. If they felt the deal was good enough, they would've signed. I posed this question to Lauren and I'll as you as well: Would you be up for doing a Gilmore Girls reunion movie penned by Amy?