Reese Witherspoon Responds To Gilmore Girls Revival Shout-Out

November 29, 2016
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hit a ton of pop cultural references and then some: wi-fi passwords, man buns, Game of Thrones, and Marie Kondo. One of Lorelai’s central plot lines centered around the book (turned movie) Wild.

Lorelai actually says, "I'm gonna do Wild." And everyone knows what that means, but the question remains - book or movie? Yes, the two experiences are slightly different. 

Cheryl Strayed (who was the real person who did Wild) noticed it in the show - 
 
 

Gobsmacked & honored by the Wild homage in @gilmoregirls Year in the Life. I watched it yesterday with my daughter, Bobbi (who is named after my mother). Like so many people, in Lorelai and Rory, I see pieces of myself, my mother, and my daughter. That scene when Lorelai wanders behind the closed store near the trail and looks out across the wild landscape then calls her mom? Took my breath away and made me cry (after laughing at so many others parts). I reached for my daughter's hand and told her someday she'd understand why I was crying. She said, "I understand already, Mom." Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and all the people who made this show: thank you. Y'all touched so many of our hearts. #gilmoregirls #staywild

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And Reese, who played Cheryl in the movie noticed too...
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