Mae Whitman Tries, Fails to Maintain Her Composure at Gilmore Premiere: 'I'd Like to Not Get Arrested' (Video)

tvline_gilmorecountdown_04Mae Whitman was a basket case at Friday’s world premiere of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life — and, lucky for this bystander, she made little effort to contain the crazy.

Stars Hollow’s second most high-profile stalker (after yours truly, of course) showed up at the event sporting a custom-made-by-Rachel-Antonoff “I’m With Lorelai” tee-shirt and then proceed to hyperventilate her way down the red carpet. By the time she arrived at TVLine’s spot, she was in full-tilt meltdown mode. And it was a glorious sight to see. (Exhibit A: The video above).

“I’m f–king freaking out,” she confessed to me. “I’m trying to act with some composure so I don’t get arrested here.”

Whitman wasn’t just attending the event as a fangirl though. She was there in an official capacity — as a cast member. As we reported last spring, the actress makes an appearance in the four-part revival, appearing opposite her former Parenthood mom and real-life BFF Lauren Graham.

Fun fact: Whitman and I shot our cameos on the same day, and I can confirm what she says in the above video is true — she was a mess the day of filming. But it was a stomach bug, not her Gilmore fanaticism, that felled her.

Press PLAY 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. Jill says:

    Mae Whitman is all of us this week. No chill, so excited and wanting to be part of the Gilmore Girls!

    • MMD says:

      Indeed!!! I had an emergency root canal this morning and all I kept trying to talk about (without much success) was Gilmore Girls. They all thought I was totally nuts but I’m living and breathing GG.

  2. MMD says:

    Michael Ausiello

    On behalf of all the Gilmore Girls fans on this site I want you to know how much your countdown, commentary, enthusiasm, juicy nuggets and hard work are truly appreciated. Even though there is a 4 hour time difference the first thing I do when I get on my computer in the morning is to come and see if you have posted anything new tidbit yet.

    I hope that you and everyone who works on this site or posts here has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I know that I will be watching GG on Thursday right until The Year in the Life drops as our Thanksgiving is long past.

  3. rebecca says:

    The friendship between Lauren and Mae is just the greatest.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Mae Whitman is just so adorable! Seeing her excitement makes me feel a tad bit better about driving everyone around me crazy with my own GG excitement.