How Ryan Gosling's Audition Was Rejected From 'Gilmore Girls'

At a panel at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest in Washington Depot, Connecticut on Friday night, casting director Jami Rudofsky told the crowd a story about meeting Ryan Gosling.

Rudofsky met Gosling during an audition for an indie film early in her career, and she took note of his talent: "When I was a very wee casting person, I was casting independent movie for no money… This guy came in, and he was late, and I rolled my eyes because he was late, and he was blonde. I thought he was giving attitude – what I didn’t realize was that he was in character. He did the audition, and it was one of the most amazing auditions that I’ve ever seen…"

“Cut to a couple years later,” Rudofsky said, and that same man came in to audition to be a Gilmore guy…"

“[I’d> kept him in my mind, and I was thinking ‘I can’t wait for them to meet him.’ And I am talking him up. I’m like, ‘Amy [Sherman-Palladino], guys, he’s the best actor. I’m telling you, he is amazing.’ So he came in, I think it was a football character? I don’t even remember…”

Apparently, Gosling didn't make the cut. "He auditioned, and it kind of fell flat. And Amy was like, ‘Really, Jami?’”

I guess you can't win them all. But, it is safe to say that everything worked out for Gosling in the end.

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