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Sure, many fans tuned into Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life to find out about what Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) have been up to since we saw them last. But, for some, Paris Geller will always be the real star of the show. And because of this, any and all Paris life updates were the highlights of the Netflix revival, which debuted last November. As you may have assumed, Paris grew up to be incredibly successful. Case in point: she's a doctor, a lawyer, and a mom, at the same time. (Spoiler: But sadly, her marriage to Doyle isn't going so hot, and divorce is on the horizon.)
The Daily Dish recently chatted with the lady behind Paris, Liza Weil, to find out how she felt about the way life turned out for her small-screen alter ego. "I was very happy, yeah, I mean it was such a treat for me just to have Amy [Sherman-Palladino] and Dan [Palladino']s writing presented to me again," she confessed. "That language is so specific, and I miss saying those words so much — but, in terms of story I was very surprised."
Fans have long been rooting for Paris and Doyle, who met at Yale and later decided to marry, have kids, and, sadly, separate. It was a fate that Liza was also pretty bummed out about. "I didn't really see any of that stuff coming, but I thought that it was all handled very, very well," she said. "You know, it made me a little sad that Paris and Doyle are having some times, but I think that that tracks."
While it was a bit of a bummer storyline to come back to, Liza was just happy to reconnect with her old crew, including Danny Strong (who plays Doyle) and her longtime TV pal, Alexis. "But it was great fun to do and be with all those people again. It was very special," she said. "I just can't believe that we had the opportunity to all come back together. It's still very lovely."
And Liza admits that despite the original series wrapping back in 2007, nothing felt like it had changed at all in all those years apart. "I think that that was surprising because it was, it had been a long time away but I do think that so much of that is a testament to Amy and Dan's writing," she said of the couple. (Amy created the show and Dan worked on it with her.) "And they know those characters so well and we were in really good hands. And it made it a lot easier to sort of find our way back."
Even thought Liza is busy trying to keep herself out of trouble on How to Get Away With Murder these days, she wouldn't mind revisiting Paris again should the chance pop up. "I think if Amy and Dan had more stories to tell I would certainly want to be a part of that very much," she said.
Of course, there is one major story to tell still. At the end of the revival, Rory confessed to her mother that she was pregnant, and never revealed who the father of the baby is. In fact, the show ended on Lorelai (and viewers, frankly) shocked to hear her daughter say the words, "I'm pregnant," with no answers. So, does Liza have any clue who the dad is? "I do not," she said. "Nobody does." (Well, actually, more on that later...)
There are some baby daddy contenders for Alexis, including her longtime on-off flame, Logan, played by the adorable Matt Czuchry. You see, Matt claims he knows the dad's identity, so maybe it is him? But who knows? Fans are definitely hungry for some more episodes to get to the bottom of the mystery. Netflix has also fanned the flames that this is possible with one cryptic tweet. So, as you can see, the baby daddy mystery certainly would make good fodder for another batch of episodes, if you ask us.
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