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‘Gilmore Girls’ Cast Member Keiko Agena, Sean Gunn and More Share the Stars Hollow Festival They Want to Attend

Tough choices! At the Los Angeles premiere of the Gilmore Girls Netflix revival on Friday, November 18, the cast shared with Us Weekly exclusively which Stars Hollow festival they would most want to attend in real life. With choices ranging from the romantic Founders Firelight Festival to the frigid Revolutionary War Reenactment, there really was something for everyone. 

Gilmore Girls
Cast of ‘Gilmore Girls’

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Keiko Agena, who plays Rory Gilmore’s best friend Lane Kim, brought back a season 2 favorite for her choice.

Keiko Agena and Alexis Bledel
Keiko Agena with Alexis Bledel on ‘Gilmore Girls’

“I’d go to the bid-a-basket one,” she tells Us, adding that her basket would include her signature mac and cheese dish. “You can make a basket and get a date. That sounds fun.”

Liz Torres, who plays famed Broadway star Miss Patty, didn’t hesitate with her choice.

“The winter carnival is my favorite — to make it snow in Burbank is amazing,” Torres explains. “I love the winter scenes, that was my favorite season in Gilmore Girls.”

Vanessa Marano, who plays Luke Danes’ daughter, April Nardini, also would prefer to attend a season-specific event, favoriting an event that brought out Rory and Lane dressed as pilgrims in season 1.

“The Autumn Festival, I love autumn, more so than the winter carnival,” Marano says. “I feel like I would like the Autumn one because it’s holiday but it’s brisk, not freezing. I’m basing it off what the actual weather would be.”

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Mike Gandolfi, who plays bookstore owner Andrew, wants to attend an event he starred in during season 4.

“I was in the Festival of Living Art one, that’s the one I love the most. And also, a sidebar — that has the greatest joke in the history of any sitcom in the world,” he says. “When Taylor [Doose] says, ‘And that was Guernica.’ Have you ever seen that painting? That would be the most impossible to do a real-life thing of, when they did that joke I was like oh, my God! ‘And that was Guernica’ — it was the greatest thing I’ve ever heard.”

Sean Gunn, who plays kooky Kirk Gleason on the show, echoed Gandolfi’s choice.

Sean Gunn and Alexis Bledel
Sean Gunn with Alexis Bledel on ‘Gilmore Girls’

“I’d love to see the Festival of Living Art, that would be a lot of fun,” he reveals, adding he would reprise his role in The Last Supper. “I will play Jesus any time anyone asks me to!”

Yanic Truesdale, who plays Michel Gerard (a character who would never be caught dead at a Stars Hollow festival), admits to some similarities between himself and his character when it comes to festivals.

Keiko Agena and Yanic Truesdale
Keiko Agena and Yanic Truesdale arrive at the premiere of Netflix’s ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ in 2016.

“Michel would be very annoyed by the festivals,” he says. “Yanic is very much like Michel like that, I don’t like big crowds. I don’t like festivals in general, I don’t like big crowds, Yanic is bored very easily.”

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Danny Strong, who plays former Yale Daily News editor-in-chief and Paris Geller’s boyfriend Doyle McMaster, had a fitting choice.

“I’d go to the Revolutionary War reenactment, that was hilarious,” he tells Us.

Sam Pancake, who will play Donald, a new character in the revival, respects the weather-specific festivals.

“The winter ones, those always seemed so cozy,” Pancake explains. “And also I’m from West Virginia — I grew up in a tiny, Stars Hollow–like town, not as magical obviously or as free and liberal and exciting and many things, but like it would have been a dream to have a winter thing with hot cocoa and ice skating — so the winter carnival, I say the winter carnival.”

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Netflix Friday, November 25.

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