Why The Show Parenthood Wasn't Initially In The Cards For Lauren Graham

When you think of ideal mother-daughter relationships Rory and Lorelai Gilmore probably come to mind. I mean who wouldn't want a parent who they could turn to with their secrets and rely on for support?

For six years, fans of the hit show "Gilmore Girls" tuned in weekly to follow the storylines of Lorelai, played by Lauren Graham and Rory, portrayed by "The Handmaid's Tale" actor Alexis Bledel on the WB (via IMDb). The show set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, starred some longtime stars, such as Kelly Bishop and the late Edward Herrmann, and launched the careers of Milo Ventimiglia," of "This Is Us" fame, Jared Padalecki of "Supernatural" and the hilarious Melissa McCarthy.

The show also propelled Graham's career as she appeared in several films, including "Bad Santa," the raunchy comedy co-starring Billy Bob Thornton, "Evan Almighty" with Steve Carell of "The Office," and the rom-com "Because I Said So," with Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton. But "Gilmore Girls" fans will always know her as the fast-talking, coffee-drinking Lorelai.

Despite the series' popularity that sparked a 2016 "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" revival, Graham was not interested in playing a role in another television series. This is why the show "Parenthood" wasn't initially in the cards for Lauren Graham.

Lauren Graham was not searching for another TV role

When "Gilmore Girls" wrapped its final season in 2007, Lauren Graham—who has undergone a stunning transformation— was not looking to jump into another television series. So she did not anticipate joining the cast of the drama hit series, "Parenthood." But then she read the script.

The New York Times bestselling author decided to sign on to play Sarah Braverman after connecting with the character who was a single mom to two children, Amber Holt played by Mae Whitman, and Drew Holt, played by Miles Heizer (via The Things). And once again, Graham landed herself on a popular show that ran for six seasons and captured fans' attention thanks to the relatable storylines.

Not to mention the show also led to a real-life romance with co-star Peter Krause, and forever friendships with onscreen daughter Mae Whitman and Dax Shepard, who played her brother on the show, per ET. After her time on the show, Graham dipped back into television playing Joan on "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" for a short stint and "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers" on Disney+. And the actress/writer also published three books, "Talking as Fast as I Can," "In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It," and "Someday, Someday, Maybe," (via Penguin Random House).

Obviously, Lauren Graham is thriving both on- and offscreen. And while she lives an incredibly private life away from the camera, fans are anxiously awaiting to see what she does next. Maybe another hit series?