We're still absorbing Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," and one of the main takeaways from the "Gilmore Girls" revival series is that Rory Gilmore is a bit of a mess. Some "Gilmore" fans also had similar thoughts about actress Alexis Bledel before the revival even started, but according to Bledel, that assessment has been blown a bit out of proportion.
The trouble all started back when Netflix first released some promotional posters for "A Year in the Life," featuring Rory and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) holding coffee mugs, and posing for seasonal-themed posters that tied into each of the revival's "Winter," "Spring," "Summer," and "Fall" installments. As Bledel discussed with host Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" this week, some fans thought that Bledel's handling of the props used in those photos was pretty odd, and wondered if she didn't know how to hold ordinary objects."Do you understand that that's not normal?" Fallon asked the actress, pointing to the coffee image. "No one holds a coffee mug [like that]."
But Bledel had a good excuse for the awkward imagery, and defended herself by pointing out the over-sized nature of the cup itself led to her adopting such an odd grip.
"That coffee mug is almost as big as my face," she told Fallon. "So I feel like I was set up to fail there."
The actress then proceeded to pick up a normal-sized mug sitting on the table beside her, demonstrating that she does, in fact, know how to hold a coffee cup. That doesn't exactly explain why her clutching those flowers on the "Spring" poster looks so odd, but at least Bledel has a good sense of humor about it.
You can scrutinize her holding skills in "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," which is streaming on Netflix now.
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