“I noticed it wasn’t OK, and it did not make me really feel snug in any respect,” Patterson mentioned on his podcast. “It made me really feel actually embarrassed, truly. It’s infuriating to be handled that means since you’re being handled like an object. It’s disturbing, and it is disgusting. And I needed to endure that via that whole scene and lots of takes.” Discussion of his rear finish did not finish as soon as the cameras stopped rolling, both. “It was all in regards to the butt, the butt, the butt, the butt. When we weren’t filming, we have been sitting down — individuals have been nonetheless speaking in regards to the butt, the butt, the butt,” he added.
At that time within the sequence, Luke and Lorelai aren’t romantically concerned but — he is relationship Nicole (Tricia O’Kelley) — so the intensive dialogue of his butt felt inappropriate. But it additionally went deeper than that for Patterson. “Put your self in my place. Stand there in entrance of all these individuals filming, and that is how the creator of that present sees that character — which you could humiliate him and take away his dignity that whole scene, and that is OK,” he mentioned. “. . . It’s as disgusting for girls to objectify males because it for males to objectify girls, and it is as dangerous. It was probably the most offensive day I’ve ever spent on a set.”
“Just as a result of it was 2003 did not imply it was OK.”
Patterson mentioned he regrets not voicing his issues in regards to the scene again then. “Just as a result of it was 2003 did not imply it was OK,” he continued. “It’s by no means OK. And I did not really feel snug doing it, and it pissed me off. I by no means mentioned something, so I used to be offended at myself for by no means saying something. But I had this job and I did not need to make waves and all that.”
Patterson portrayed flannel-wearing Luke Danes for all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls” and reprised the position for the four-episode “A Year in the Life” revival that aired in 2016. The cast have reunited plenty of times since then, sparking main nostalgia each time they hyperlink up. Sherman-Palladino has teased the potential for getting the gang again collectively and returning to Stars Hollow for an additional reboot in recent times. “There’s no [obstacle] behind it apart from lives and other people doing [other] issues,” the present creator mentioned at a film-festival panel dialogue in 2020, TVLine reviews. “. . . I actually do imagine that if the time is true and the women are the place they must be of their lives [it could happen].”