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Melissa McCarthy Reveals She Can't Watch 'Gilmore Girls' In Her Own Home, But The Show 'Always Meant A Lot To Me'

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Melissa McCarthy is opening up about her Gilmore Girls past. If you recall, the 52-year-old Little Mermaid star played Lorelai’s BFF Sookie St.

James on the long-running WB series, and in a new interview, dished about the show’s legacy, and why she’s not able to watch it at home anymore. Keep reading to find out more… In a sneak preview for her interview on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, Melissa revealed that she’s not able to watch it all because of her fear for getting caught doing it. “I watched it with Vivian once, my oldest, and we watched the pilot…and I was watching her watch it,” she started, adding that she’s “also always afraid somehow, something’s going to happen, and I’m going to be found in a room watching my own thing.

So I have a super paranoia about ‘I can’t watch my own stuff in the house.’” Melissa adds, “For some reason I’m always like what if I pass out and paramedics come in and the takeaway is she was watching her own stuff, weird.

Every time I turn on a tv and it’s me I’m like, ‘Oh god do I feel lightheaded. I don’t want to pass out in a room where my stuff’s playing.’” She also spoke about the legacy that Gilmore Girls still has today. “It’s had legs on it that I didn’t expect,” Melissa said. “It has had this generational legacy, young people that watched it, now that they have kids, and they watch it with their kids, and now their kids are watching it with their own friends.” “It always meant a lot to me” she concluded, “hearing that ‘We’re in a stage where we’re not really connecting and it’s the one time a week that we can sit down and we’re cohesive’ and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh that’s quite a thing to be connected with.’” Speaking of Gilmore Girls, a lot of stars from the show popped up on

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