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Gilmore Girls creator reveals Luke Danes was supposed to be female

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We’re back with more information about the delightful Gilmore girls, but this time it doesn’t involve the fast-talking Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. Instead it’s about the charming Luke Danes. According to Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, the character Luke was originally scripted as a woman named Daisy!


In a recent interview Entertainment Weekly, Sherman-Palladino revealed what she originally had in store for the series and it did not involve a love interest for Lorelai Gilmore.

“Luke was originally a female character. [The network] came to me and said we need another guy, so I literally just took a character and changed the name, didn’t even change any of the dialogue because I’m that lazy.”


“We did a few shows and they just had chemistry. It was the episode where they were in the market and Lorelai’s spying on Dean. Luke was there and they had this scene that didn’t mean anything.”

Scott Patterson, who played Luke Danes also confirmed that he had sensed something from the beginning concerning the relationship between Luke and Lorelai.

“You just never know about that kind of thing. You can get the two most talented people in the world together on screen, and for some reason, it just doesn’t work. I knew it from the moment we met, and I knew it was going to work on screen. We just had a rhythm.”

And we totally agree, Scott. Thank you, Amy Sherman-Palladino for giving us Luke Danes, oh, and this heart-stopping scene as well.