The original stars of "Gilmore Girls" Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," was an excellent experience, and that's also true for Milo Ventimiglia, who chatted about his return as Jess in a recent interview.

While promoting his new NBC drama "This Is Us," Ventimiglia spoke with Collider about "A Year in the Life," and recalled how he found out way back in October of 2015 that creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was working on the revival. The actor jumped at the chance to participate, telling Collider, "It was fun to revisit the character and revisit the show and the great words that Amy and [husband and producing partner] Dan [Palladino] always wrote."

As for what fans can expect from Jess Mariano this time around, Ventimiglia said he "was surprised about where he was, and then where he is when we pick back up with him," adding that he was "happy with where they placed him, in relation to everyone else. Jess' purpose to being in these new four episodes, I was really happy about it."

And it was a great experience reconnecting with his former costars, too, especially Scott Patterson, who played Jess's uncle and guardian, Luke. The pair picked up right where they left off, Ventimiglia told Collider.

"We had a great time in the past, and we had a great time in the present-day, doing it again," the actor told the site.

Previously, Ventimiglia teased a more mature version of Jess for fans, and though he wouldn't say whether he and Rory reconnect in a romantic way in the revival, we'll keep our fingers crossed. #TeamJess forever.

"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" hits Netflix on November 25.

[via: Collider]

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