Before She Was a Bridesmaid, She Was a Chef: Melissa McCarthy

Marion Ross, Melissa McCarthy & Edward Hermann on “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007)

Before she was the brash, fun-loving, bridesmaid Megan that earned her and Oscar nomination, Melissa McCarthy played chef Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls. Most of my high school years were spent watching Rory, Lorelei & Sookie craft witty arguments from complex language. I wanted to live in Stars Hollow. I wanted to stay at the Dragonfly Inn. I wanted to watch Kirk have one of his meltdowns, and I wanted to eat Sookie’s food. I think that Melissa McCarthy deserved an Emmy for Gilmore Girls more than her win for Mike & Molly. Although, I thought that her Emmy win was an all-encompassing win for Bridesmaids, Gilmore Girls, and Mike & Molly. A career win, if you will. She’s a versatile actress who really showed her range on Gilmore Girls I really hope we get to see more of it in the future. Here are some of Sookie’s funniest moments:

Published by Stephanie Gould

Stephanie holds a B.A. in English from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and studied at the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She is also a graduate of the improv program at the People's Improv Theater.

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