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Kelly Bishop spills more details on the Gilmore Girls revival and it’s “so delicious”!

“These scripts are good. They’re really good.”

By Shari Nementzik

Kelly Bishop (aka Emily Gilmore, Lorelai’s prickly mother bear) has spilled some seriously juicy details about the upcoming Netflix miniseries – and we’re frothing.

"These scripts are good. They’re really good," she assured Ausiello. "And bringing back all of those characters is so delicious. Like Gypsy; I always loved Gypsy. And Paris is a hoot. It’s unbelievable what Amy has written for Paris. People are going to have so much fun with it."

So, will Lorelai and Emily continue their mother-daughter bickering when it debuts later this year? Because really, what is the Gilmore Girls without Lorelai’s quick-witted snarks and Emily’s memorable one-liners?

“Let’s face it, good comedy and good drama always comes from conflict. And there always has to be conflict between me and Lorelai,"she says. "[Emily's] a very confused woman in a lot of ways. She’s secretly very proud of Lorelai, and yet she’s really mad at her, ever since she was 16 and got pregnant. She’s still holding on to that."

But sadly, there will be one key cast member missing: Edward Herrmann (aka Richard Gilmore, Emily’s husband and Lorelai’s dad), who died from cancer in 2014.

"We so miss him. We’ve missed him since we found out he had died," says Bishop. "It’s going to be very hard doing it without him, because he and I were buds on the show."

And now the Gilmore matriarch has to navigate her way through widowhood. "Emily was so locked into her way of life," Bishop reveals. "I finally decided that she is weirdly insecure … I think I would like to see her, since she has been thrust into this [widow] situation, grow a bit.”

But a leopard does not change its spots, and even in her time of sadness, she’ll still be the neurotic character we learnt to love all those years back. “In a desperate attempt to push through [her grief], she blows between right on the edge of losing it to almost being a little manic,” says Bishop.

Even though he’s not there in person, Bishop hopes her late co-star will make his presence felt in Stars Hollow. “Ed’s probably going to be hovering around the set a bit and watching over us. I really do believe that. Because he really loved the show.”

Well, obvs. How could you not? RIP Ed.