Talking As Fast As I Can Review



Hello beauties! 
I hope you are all having a wonderful day. It's Boxing Day (day after Christmas) in New Zealand and I am stuffed. Anyone else eat waaaay too much food? I was seriously spoilt and my family bought me lots of makeup to try! Let me know if you want me to do a haul. 


I finished Lauren Graham's book, Talking As Fast As I Can last week so I thought I'd write a mini review. I know lots of Lauren Graham fans read my blog so if you don't want any spoilers - look away! I also have a special treat for one of you. I'm giving away a copy! Make sure you like my Facebook page (Reigning Beauty) to find out how to enter. 

Talking As Fast As I Can is a selection of personal essays where Lauren reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood. Lauren talks candily about the challenges of being single in Hollywood and how strangers would ask her family if she had found someone yet. She also shares behind-the-scenes images from the set of the new Gilmore Girls. One of my favourite chapters was when she has a Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast and what she thought about the seasons. Did you know, she forgot she married Christopher in season seven!? 

Check some of my favourite Gilmore Girls revelations below: 

Lauren had been sent the Gilmore Girls script twice, but the first time she received it she didn’t read it because she was still tied to the show M.Y.O.B., which hadn’t yet been cancelled, and she was scared about loving the script only to find out that she couldn’t do it. The second time the script was sent to her, she auditioned and she got the part. They went ahead and filmed the pilot but her keeping the part was dependent on M.Y.O.B. being cancelled, which it ultimately was. If it hadn’t been cancelled, they would have had to recast the role of Lorelai without Lauren. 

Lauren and Alexis Bledel were cast without ever having met each other. “I was cast very late in the process, partially because of the M.Y.O.B. thing. So there was no time for a chemistry read – usually a minimum requirement when casting two actors whose relationship is vital to the success of the show." 

“There’d been no time for anyone to even see us standing side by side, just to make sure we looked related.” Luckily, Lauren knew right away that she liked Bledel, but she knew that “it was all a stroke of luck.” 

From the start of Gilmore Girls, Kelly Bishop was never a fan of anyone Lauren was dating and once told her that she should date someone who was more on her level like “that wonderful actor on Six Feet Under.” She was referring to Peter Krause, who Lauren started dating in 2010 after they began working together on Parenthood!! (Another great show you should check out). 


When Lorelai and Rory had their big fight at the end of season five, Lauren wasn't happy. (Same, Lauren, Same). “I’d never played a character for this long, and while it’s a bad actor cliché to say ‘my character would never do that,’ the line between personal and professional starts to get so blurry, and after a while you start to feel like what’s happening to your character is sort of also happening to you. I remember talking about it with Amy, who felt it was important development that this always-close relationship hit a significant growing pain. Still, I felt bad in scenes where I kept holding a grudge”
Lauren had no idea what the last four words of the show were and had no idea that they were “a thing” until she was filming the revival series. When Amy Sherman-Palladino finally told her what they were, she was really surprised. "They are not, however, what I was expecting, because they are not what I would call the exact definition of a conclusion. As in they do not end the story we are telling as much as they introduce something that was not previously known.... "It's more of a cliffhanger." 

Both Lauren and Alexis took souvenirs from the revival's set. Alexis took one of Rory's Yale banners and Lauren took a pink flamingo made of tin that hung on the kitchen wall.

I don't want to give anything else away so if you want to know more, you're just going to have to pick up a copy of her book (on sale at Whitcoulls for RRP $37.99). 

Happy reading! 
xxx Hayley









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