Saskatoon-born David Sutcliffe has returned to Stars Hollow as the Gilmore Girls revival premieres on Netflix.
“I’m consistently reminded how fortunate I was to be able to work on a show of that high quality,” Sutcliffe told CBC Radio’s Saskatoon Morning.
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Sutcliffe played Christopher Hayden, Rory’s absentee father, who Sutcliffe says was a character some fans loved to hate.
“But I think essentially he was a good guy and a well-meaning guy who was just a bit overwhelmed by the situation.”
Seven years after the show’s original run ended, Sutcliffe says the Netflix reboot gives Gilmore Girls a chance to be more relaxed and provides the writers more creative freedom since they don’t have to work around commercial breaks.
As the character usually did, Christopher’s appearance will be a bit contentious, Sutcliffe hinted.
He said he’s just glad to be working on such a good show once again.
“If you had told me when I got started in this business that I was going to end up being a part of something that had this kind of impact, I would have been really, really happy about it.”