To us viewers, it was always obvious. Luke and Lorelai were meant to be.
But if the creative time behind Gilmore Girls had had their way things could have been *very* different.
“Luke was originally a female character,” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino tells EW.
“[The network] came to me and said we need another guy, so I literally just took a character and changed the name, didn’t even change any of the dialogue because I’m that lazy.”
And in case you’re wondering, the characters original name, was Daisy.
However, once Luke and Lorelei (Scott Patterson and Lauren Graham) came together onscreen, the chemistry was undeniable.
“We did a few shows and they just had chemistry,” Sherman-Palladino added. “It was the episode where they were in the market and Lorelai’s spying on Dean. Luke was there and they had this scene that didn’t mean anything.”
Although we might all have seen it, Graham says she didn’t always see it.
“It didn’t seem like, ‘Oh this is the definite love interest,’” Graham says. “It’s just this funny, weird chemistry that we had in terms of being complete opposites and also this built-in conflict of he has the thing she wants — which is coffee.
“You just never know about that kind of thing," added patterson. "You can get the two most talented people in the world together on screen, and for some reason, it just doesn’t work.
“I knew it from the moment we met, and I knew it was going to work on screen. We just had a rhythm.”