Warning: This post contains spoilers about a certain character in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know.
One of the most shocking revelations contained within Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival: Emily Gilmore actually found a maid she likes!
On the original series, Emily ran through maids faster than Murphy Brown ran through secretaries. But in A Year in the Life, she keeps the cheerful, ever-smiling Berta in her employ for an entire year — even bringing her along when she moved to Nantucket. (This, despite the fact that Berta doesn’t seem to speak a word of English. Or any other known language, for that matter.)
But did you notice who played Berta? We didn’t give it a thought on our first viewing, but sources confirm to TVLine that the role of Berta was actually played by… Rose Abdoo, who plays surly car mechanic Gypsy!
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Abdoo (also seen on Bunheads and Parenthood) has played Gypsy since Season 2, so her double role here is a great little Easter egg for die-hard Gilmore fans. And it brings a nice sense of connection between Stars Hollow and Emily’s Hartford home. We know Emily doesn’t like setting foot in Stars Hollow… but in a strange way, Stars Hollow came to her.
Series star Lauren Graham has since chimed in about how Abdoo landed the part:
Did you know that was Rose Abdoo underneath the Berta wig and accent? Hit the comments and tell us how surprised you were to find out.