Gilmore Girls' Liza Weil Shares Her Recurring Revival 'Nightmare'

tvline_gilmorecountdown_04Paris burns through reams of Team Palladino’s trademark dialogue in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, and Liza Weil admits it was a “daunting task” stepping back into her motor-mouthed meanie’s shoes after a 9-year break.

“It’s terrifying,” Paris’ portrayer told me Friday night at the premiere of Netflix’s four-part continuation (which bows this Friday). “I’m a little bit of a Nervous Nellie; I’m a self-critical person. [But] we have an amazing dialogue coach that we had for the last few years on the series and who came back to do the revival. And I can’t tell you enough how much George Bell has saved my hide. I could not have done it without him. I had nightmares and panic attacks about not being able to do it.”

It’s in the revival’s opening chapter, “Winter,” that we learn where Paris’ career has taken her since she graduated from Yale a decade ago. Without getting into specifics (her profession is something of a spoiler), the current How to Get Away With Murder actress admitted she was “impressed” when she first learned of Paris’ line of work, adding, “Amy and Dan came up with the right way to go with Paris.”

Watch my Weil Q&A above and then check back in the coming hours and days for more from Stars Hollow’s elite as TVLine’s “18 Days of Gilmore” scoop countdown continues. 

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  1. MMD says:

    So she’s a doctor/attorney/journalist and maybe mother. I wonder if she and Doyle are still together? Or maybe she’s inherited her parents’ money and is travelling the world as a socialite or philanthropist? That’s all I’ve got – the only thing I know for sure is that she will be in charge whatever it is.

    • John036 says:

      Her parents lost all their money back in season five/six

      • wgsecretary says:

        I am doing a rewatch of the series and literally just finished this episode where she finds out she’s broke. She does mention a trust fund that she can’t touch until she’s 25. So, at this point, she would have that money. It seems it wasn’t taken during the loss of all of the other family money.

  2. ravynrobyn says:

    Can. Not. Wait. For. This!!!

    I’m pretty sure Paris and Doyle are still together. Danny Strong was at the premiere and I really don’t think he’d be at the premiere if he wasn’t in the revival AND Doyle wasn’t a big enough character to be IN the revival without Paris. JMHO 😍

  3. Sean says:

    Calling it….youngest headmaster of Chilton.

  4. Dannie C says:

    Love Liza she is amazing & one of my favourite actor. She’s plays Paris incredibly and is (literally) Killing it as Bonnie.

  5. Aky Uehara says:

    Oh! The children whose Rory is like taking care of at the new GG trailer… Could be Paris and Doyle kids?
    Paris as Chilton headmistress… wow… Great guess…

  6. Whatevah8 says:

    Is it Friday yet??