Gilmore Girls was Jared Padalecki’s first television series and first major post-film role A little bit indoors. Padalecki played and returned for Dean Forester for five seasons A year in life. That’s quite a run considering he was only originally cast for four episodes.
Padalecki guested with Scott Patterson I’m all in Podcast on October 5th. memories of their time Gilmore Girls together, Padalecki explained why he didn’t initially think it would be a full-time commitment.
Padalecki began his professional acting career at 17. He moved to California with his maternal grandfather and lived with his manager while he auditioned. Gilmore Girls was just one of many offers.
“You remember 2000,” Padalecki continued I’m all in. “As a white teenager, there was a role for you in every single project that was done. So I got tons of auditions. They’re like, ‘Hey, that new boy in town, he’s been playing all school.’ So I booked a guest seat IS. I booked an independent film called A little bit indoorsand I booked a guest star residency for four episodes Gilmore Girlsthis show that hasn’t aired yet.”
That was not all. There were also the roles that Padalecki didn’t take on, even though he was tempted. Four episodes of Gilmore Girls was an unknown quantity at the time.
Luckily, Padalecki had representatives who weren’t quite so new to the business. The buzz on Gilmore Girls was strong so they knew if he took the four episodes it could lead to more. Now Padalecki is happy he played the long game. He spent five years on the show, eating delicious cookies between scenes.
“My agent and my manager said, ‘No, no, no, we think the show — which I haven’t read, obviously haven’t seen, it hasn’t aired — we think the show has legs. It’s a great show. It’s super smart, it’s funny, it’s heartwarming. We think you should do that,'” Padalecki said. “Thank God they convinced me. I was still 17 at the time to choose four episodes of this little series with the name Gilmore Girls that hasn’t aired yet than a few independent films.”