“This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia got to answering some fan questions about the Netflix revival of “Gilmore Girls” and addressed maybe the biggest question of them all: Is Jess the father of Rory’s baby?
“Jess absolutely loved Rory still — absolutely did. But it was also like the moment was passed. Or was it not? I don’t know. … I didn’t write the show, so I don’t really know,’ ” he said during an interview with Jess Cagle for People. “I just know that [creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] wanted me to look lovingly in the direction of Rory, played by the great Alexis Bledel, and I did. And fans are like, ‘Oh my God, is it your baby?’ I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’ It could be — I don’t think it is — but it could be.”
At the end of the revival, fans learned that Rory (played by Bledel) was pregnant but the identity of the father remained unknown. Fans theorized that the father could be Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry), Jess, or the one night stand, Wookie.
“I think that he’s never going to not love her,” Ventimiglia added. “Now that doesn’t mean it’s a romantic love — it just means, I think, the two of them found something deep, a connection so deep when they were so young that even though their lives went on different paths, different directions, they had that. They had that together and you never lose it.”
In November, fans were treated with four episodes of the show that followed their favorite Stars Hollow residents after the original show went off the air in 2007, and Ventimiglia said that it was definitely fun but a very different experience this time around.
“It was fun. It was absolutely fun, but it was a different experience for us on the inside,” he explained. “To the fan, they see the group of actors, the stories, and the characters. But to us, 13 years later, it’s a different crew. So the producers are there, Scott Patterson and Alexis Bledel are there, but, you know, the guys that are operating the camera from that experience, they’re not there … I love my crew. They’re my family when I’m on set. I look out for them, they look out for me. And when you don’t have that same crew, the experience is just different. It was fun, I enjoyed it, I’m happy I got to step back into Jess’ leather jacket for a moment, but at the same time, it was a different experience.”