Lauren Graham says she’s not upset about end of ‘Gilmore Girls’

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Lauren Graham, who plays an independent mom in the drama-comedy “Gilmore Girls,” says she’s not upset the show is ending.

“I think it’s the best decision for the show,” Graham told Newsweek for editions that will hit newsstands on Monday. “One of the things Alexis (Bledel, her costar) and I wished could be different was the schedule, and it really can’t be.”

The CW network announced last week the show will end May 15 after seven seasons on the air.

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show became popular in large part because of its witty, comedy-infused banter. Set in fictional Stars Hollow, Conn., the series chronicles the saga of a single mother, Lorelai, and her daughter, Rory, who are more like best friends than parent and child.

Graham has previously said getting the rapid dialogue right takes a lot of time, and it has taken its toll over the years. The show also suffered creatively and in the ratings this year after Sherman-Palladino and her husband left last season after a contract dispute.

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Graham, whose movie credits include “Because I Said So” and “Evan Almighty,” didn’t detail her plans for life after the show.

“I did say to my agent, ‘Wait, do I have to fly coach now?’ That’s the one thing I really don’t want to do,” she told the magazine.