40 Gilmore Girls Facts That’ll Make You Say “Oy With the Poodles Already!”
Jared Padalecki was not the original Dean.
Here’s one of the Gilmore Girls facts that it pretty crazy: Jared Padalecki was not the original Dean Forester. He wasn’t even the second. In the unaired pilot of the show Dean is played by Nathan Wetherington. There are some major changes including the fact Nathan’s Dean is blond. There’s more to this story. Nathan was in the running to play Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars reboot. He got as far as meeting George Lucas but found out during the process he got Gilmore Girls so he took himself out of the running for movie. That role ended up going to Hayden Christensen. The experience of shooting the TV show pilot wasn’t the best and the show would go through another Dean before Jared came in. Third time’s a charm.
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