Say What? Ryan Gosling Was Almost Cast In The Girlmore Girls

The Gilmore Girls casting director just revealed the Canadian-born actor was this close to starring in the Stars Hollow drama. So, what happened?

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Ever since we heard that Netflix was planning to launch a news series called Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life later this year, ELLE HQ has been a hotbed of debate regarding which team we fell into.

Team Jess.

Team Logan.

Or Team Dean.

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Seeing as most of us find Dean to be much like wet lettuce (act cool for once in your life, Dean), Logan is incredibly patronising and well, who knows if Jess will stay around long enough in Stars Hollow to make the cut, it's a pretty tough call.

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But it looks like we might have had another team to champion for – Team Gosling.

Over the weekend, Gilmore Girls casting director Jami Rudofsky told fans attending the Gilmore Girls Fan Festival in Connecticut that old Gossers actually auditioned for a part on the show.

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When asked whether there were any actors that she thought were 'the ones who got away', Rudofsky revealed that there was a good looking young actor she had once cast in an independent film before working on Gilmore Girls that caught her attention.

'I rolled my eyes because he was late, and he was blonde,' she revealed before admitting she later realised the actor was auditioning 'in character' and was undoubtedly 'amazing'.

However, when she invited him to audition for the role of a 'football character' for Gilmore Girls, Gosling failed to impress the rest of Rudofsky's team and made them question whether she was losing her touch for ever thinking Ryan was good.

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*Cough* The Notebook.

*Cough* Drive.

*Cough* The Big Short.

Excuse us, we seem to have caught a bit of Gosling fever over here.

Just think, we could've been seeing Ryan's character have Friday night dinner with Emily and Richard Gilmore, or working a Saturday job in Luke's Diner, or even asked Rory to tutor him in the library after class, they could've fallen in love and had Alexis Bledel/Ryan Gosling looking babies who were both intelligent and ridiculously good looking.

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To be fair, it seemed to have worked out for the best for Ryan and the Gilmore Girls plot but you can't help but wonder what could have been…

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