Scott Patterson Remembers Objectifying Gilmore Ladies Scene

Scott Patterson has a bone to choose with “Gilmore Ladies” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. On the Aug. 24 episode of his “I Am All In” rewatch podcast, the actor recounted an objectifying scene that made him really feel “actually embarrassed” whereas filming almost 20 years in the past. The scene in query unfolds through the nineteenth episode of season three; whereas Patterson’s Luke Danes fixes a range within the Dragonfly Inn kitchen, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) talk about his butt at size after the latter unintentionally rests her hand on it. They repeatedly touch upon and joke about Luke’s bottom till the diner proprietor leaves the inn.

“I spotted 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 is infuriating to be handled that means since you’re being handled like an object. It is disturbing, and it is disgusting. And I needed to endure that via that complete scene and lots of takes.” Dialogue 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. Once 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 in depth dialogue of his butt felt inappropriate. But it surely 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 can humiliate him and take away his dignity that complete scene, and that is OK,” he mentioned. “. . . It is 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.”

“Simply because it was 2003 did not imply it was OK.”

Patterson mentioned he regrets not voicing his considerations in regards to the scene again then. “Simply because it was 2003 did not imply it was OK,” he continued. “It is 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 indignant at myself for by no means saying something. However 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 Ladies” and reprised the position for the four-episode “A 12 months within the Life” revival that aired in 2016. The forged have reunited loads of instances 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 Hole for one more reboot lately. “There is no [obstacle] behind it aside from lives and folks 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 correct and the ladies are the place they have to be of their lives [it could happen].”

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