In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, 'Did you, um, make it?' She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood ('Strangers were worried about me; that's how long I was single!'), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway ('It's like I had a fashion-induced blackout.')
Complete with photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and - of course - talking as fast as you can.
I'm sure you all know Lauren Graham as Lorelai from Gilmore Girls, and, if you don't, well, where have you been?! Lauren has a new book published in the UK by Virago on December 6th, titled Talking As Fast As I Can, and I'm very excited to be part of this blog tour - she's one of my favourite actresses and I'm sure her book will be one well worth reading!
As part of this blog tour, I've been asked to share my favourite Lorelai moment from Gilmore Girls, and that was no easy task. Lorelai has so many great lines and scenes that narrowing them down was almost impossible, but I managed to come up one that has stuck in my mind since the year 2000. Honestly, she's one of the best characters to ever grace TV screens! (I even prefer her to Gilmore Jess - shh, don't tell anyone I said that!)
The Lorelai moment I've chosen is from the second episode of Season 1, 'Lorelai's First Day at Chilton', and features Lorelai dressed for Rory's big day looking like an extra at a rodeo. Rory is starting her first day at Chilton School, Lorelai oversleeps and the only clothes she has available are these. She ends up in a meeting with her mother, Emily, and Headmaster Charleston, and the whole incident basically sets the scene for the next seven years of the show. This is Lorelai, quirks and all, and you either like it or you don't! Obviously, I love her -- she's the kind of character you want to watch for seven years, and I'm so glad A Year in the Life continued the Gilmore story. I really, really hope they make more episodes. Who do I need to talk to about that?