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Rory [Alexis] Appreciation #32 - Because wherever Alexis goes, we will follow


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Welcome to the 32nd
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Alexis Bledel is one of the amazing actresses on "Gilmore Girls." Not only is the character she plays down-to-earth and sweet, but Alexis is the same way herself.
From her love for Target to her desire to visit Dollywood, Alexis constantly gives us reasons to like her more and more.

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Why We Love Alexis
1. She's a quick study!
2. Sometimes she feels like a big dork.
3. She's not nervy just honest!
4. She went to film school in NYC.
5. She's a model turned actress!
6. She was the lead in her first movie - Tuck Everlasting!
7. 'Cause Wendy's 99 cent chicken nuggets make her really happy.
8. 'Cause she's diplomatic!
9. 'Cause she's "like a little Betty Homemaker!"
10. 'Cause she won't bare it all
11. 'Cause she absolutely refuses to eat shellfish!
12. 'Cause she keeps in touch with her younger side by eating Rainbow Sherbert ice cream!
13. Because she loves Target! How down to earth of her!
14. 'Cause she loves to spend time with her family
15. 'Cause she is Rory (ASP)
16. 'Cause she's a lovely person (Lauren)
17. 'Cause she wants to go back and finish college
18. 'Cause she's "Baby G" (chat with Lauren, Alexis, and Kelly)
19. 'Cause she was on the cover of Vanity Fair!
20. 'Cause her big blue eyes are insane!
21. 'Cause she worked with Oscar winners Sissy Spacek, Ben Kingsley, and William Hurt all in one movie.
22. 'Cause she's branching out and doing independent movies like The Orphan King.
23. 'Cause she loves to attend concerts
24. 'Cause she can memorize morning talk shows verbatim
25. 'Cause she doesn't need to have her face plastered everywhere
26. 'Cause she'd love to do a Spanish language production
27. 'Cause she hates when people tell girls to lose weight
28. 'Cause her motto is to wear comfortable shoes, everything's easier that way
29. 'Cause traffic drives her crazy!
30. 'Cause she's shy
31. 'Cause she's glad she gets to portray someone different
32. 'Cause she's incredibly sensitive and intuitive. (Lauren Graham)
33. 'Cause she's genuine. (Milo Ventimiglia)
34. 'Cause she is classic. (Director of Tuck Everlating Jay Russell)
35. 'Cause she is a very special kid.(Amy Sherman-Palladino)
36. 'Cause conversations with adults are better then with people her own age. (Biography Article)
37. 'Cause she's got a good soul.(Amy Sherman-Palladino)
38. 'Cause she doesn's know how good or smart she really is.(Amy Sherman-Palladino)
39. Cause she's in a music video
40. Cause she actively promotes volunteerism
41. Cause she's involved with FirstBook in promoting literacy
42. Cause she would not appear on a Maxim cover to get more attention
43. Cause she got her hair cut at Supercuts as a child
44. Cause she's "under the table stealth" (not tipping, rather than verbally attacking) when the hair stylist screws up her hair
45. Reason #20 addendum: Cause those EYES!! (Her eyes are too insane to take up just one reason.)
46. Cause she surprised her mom on Mother's Day by flying back home
47. Cause she's the "Next in Line" (InStyle March 2004)
48. Cause she was the first audition for "Tuck Everlasting," and got the part when she walked in
49. Cause she was sick during her audition for "Gilmore Girls," and ASP begged her to play Rory
50. 'Cause she's like 14 year old when they bring in ice cream. (ASP)
51. 'Cause she didn't know what "hit your mark" meant.
52. 'Cause she can extend her childhood a little longer playing Rory.
53. 'Cause she's an old person trapped in a young person's body
54. 'Cause she had a whole system to get out of gym (forging signatures).
55. 'Cause she took the test for the Census bureau but never heard back from them (well she's on Gilmore Girls now!)
56. 'Cause she'll read pretty much anything
57. 'Cause she hopes it not going to be boy sagas for the rest of Gilmore Girls' run.
58. 'Cause she speaks with such grace and is so focused and centered. (Page Parkes)
59. 'Cause she's using Goldilocks as a catharsis for playing such a sweet person daily.
60. 'Cause she's obsessed with Dolly Parton! Who'da thunk it?
61. 'Cause she's willing to break dance for a t-shirt!
62. Because she's professional and arrives early to morning photo shoots (Teen Vogue)
63. Because she is truly unpretentious, down-to-earth and "real." (Teen Vogue)
64. Because she does not jump a mile when frat boys start banging on the window at her. (Teen Vogue)
65. Because she doesn't like being told what to do (Rock the Vote)
66. Because she's a mom now!

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Why We Love Rory
1. She reads anything and everything.
2. She attracts cute boys like bees to honey!
3. She's in the top 3% of her class!
4. She's Chilton Prep's Vice President!
5. She's the sweetest kid in the whole world.
6. 'Cause she's like Lorelai, only she's got a slightly firmer grasp on reality.
7. 'Cause she's patriotic!
8. 'Cause she can read a map.
9. 'Cause she doesn't want to flaunt it.
10. 'Cause she's really into the environment (SIAM)
11. 'Cause she's a prude and we love her because of that (AFM)
12. 'Cause she's a momma's girl (LFDAY)
13. 'Cause she wanted to live in a house made of cheese or chocolate (TISL)
14. 'Cause she let her best friend stay in the dorm room (ITCAC)
15. 'Cause she daily admires her mom's life (SIAM)
16. 'Cause some day she will be the reigning Lorelai (TRL)
17. 'Cause she has no idea how to act on a date (TFTA)
18. 'Cause she was Chilton's valedictorian
19. 'Cause apparently, she's the biggest virgin in the world. (TBO)
20. 'Cause she's going to Yale!
21. 'Cause she works at the Yale Daily News, and she's majoring in English and Political Science!
22. 'Cause she had to drop a class.
23. 'Cause she knows how to hover
24. 'Cause she finds nothing excited before 11
25. 'Cause she gave Naked guy her robe
26. 'Cause she has a crush on a cartoon (the sleeping beauty prince not the cinderella one)
27. 'Cause she and her mom are freakishly linked
28. 'Cause she's been frittering away her whole life
29. 'Cause Lorelai is her guidepost for everything
30. 'Cause she gave her mom the world's largest pizza sort of.
31. 'Cause she got into Harvard, Princeton and Yale
32. 'Cause she's so proud of her little success (Lorelai)
33. 'Cause she loves to help.(TMT)
34. 'Cause Luke cares more about her then he does himself.(TMT)
35. 'Cause somebody hit her with the pretty stick.(RD)
36. 'Cause she is lovely on the inside and out.(TRL)
37. Cause she called Digger Scooper
38. Cause no one has better deadpan delivery
39. Cause May-Ming Dynasty relationships gross her out
40. Cause she made Jess put away his cigarette (LTGB)
41. Cause like her mother, she's an unapologetic mocker
42. Cause she sang "Baby Face" without ever saying the word "Baby"
43. Cause she attended a debutante ball just for her grandmother (PLR)
44. Cause she got hit by a deer, she didn't hit the deer (TDH)
45. Cause she rolled into a ditch on her first pony ride.
46. Cause she's not really a mean Girl Scout (LDaT).
47. 'Cause she doesn't want lipgloss that resembles a breakfast cereal
48. 'Cause she's not writing a love letter, a diary, or a slam book, she's doing the assignment
49. 'Cause she doesn't want her skirt to be too short
50. 'Cause she sucks at group sports
51. 'Cause she loves being a private school girl
52. 'Cause she's got good taste
53. 'Cause she babbles
54. 'Cause she timed the drive to Hartford
55. 'Cause she's not unbelievably self-centered
56. 'Cause she has her own things
57. 'Cause she's not Lorelai
58. 'Cause she had a good comeback
59. 'Cause she can't let a perfectly good plaid skirt go to waste
60. 'Cause she doesn't want to be labeled "the late girl"
61. 'Cause she has a 4.0 GPA
62. 'Cause she's low maintenence, like a Honda
63. 'Cause she was in the German club
64. 'Cause she doesn't want to be Cokie Roberts, Oprah, Rosie or one of the women from The View
65. 'Cause she has a nice stripper name
66. 'Cause she's a "dixie chick" (Louise)
67. 'Cause she's Lorelai's hero
68. 'Cause she's Sookie's hero, too
69. 'Cause in addition to Lorelai and Sookie, she's Jackson's hero, too
70. 'Cause she didn't know what the name Mary meant
71. 'Cause she won't let Lorelai date Luke. Oh, wait. That's why we hate her.
72. 'Cause she's not really the athletic type
73. 'Cause she has a yen for traveling
74. 'Cause she wants to travel around Europe with her mom (and they did!).
75. 'Cause she told Lorelai she got a foot fungus from the steam room to make her feel better.
76. 'Cause who would've imagined that a young girl could enjoy a simple afternoon with her grandfather.
77.'Cause she needs serious paper.
78. 'Cause she's a smart girl and smart girls are mean.
79. 'Cause she'll help Lorelai push people out of the way when they're going for her size.
80. 'Cause she got hit by a deer and then stopped to check if it was all right.
81. 'Cause for the last time the name is RORY!
82. 'Cause she's not really the athletic type
83. 'Cause she has a yen for traveling
84. 'Cause she wants to travel around Europe with her mom (and they did!).
85. 'Cause she told Lorelai she got a foot fungus from the steam room to make her feel better.
86. 'Cause who would've imagined that a young girl could enjoy a simple afternoon with her grandfather.
87. 'Cause she needs serious paper.
88. 'Cause she's a smart girl and smart girls are mean.
89. 'Cause she'll help Lorelai push people out of the way when they're going for her size.
90. 'Cause she got hit by a deer and then stopped to check if it was all right.
91. 'Cause for the last time the name is RORY!
92. Because she's eight and her favorite hobby is making necklaces out of gum wrappers.
93. We love Rory... because she's human and makes mistakes. (4.22 R&R)
94. Because she doesn't understand Bob Dylan any better than the rest of us. (WGUAPV)
95. Because she sings along to Pippi Longstocking! (WGUAPV))
96. Because she's not the reason to pull out the Bop It. (WGUAPV)
97. Because she can't hate the pathetic. (ESH)
98. Because she's not Daddy's (Christopher's) little girl, not by a long shot.
99. Because she's protective of Luke.


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Alexis' Quotes

"She's a prostitute. She's a little ****ty. She's a professional AND she kicks ass. She has a GUN." - Alexis talking about Becky, her character in Sin City

"It always happens in places where you'd rather not be recognized. Like one time, I was just getting ready to go to bed, but I had this craving for a glass of milk. So I go to the supermarket, and I have like no makeup on, and this couple comes up to me and they're like 'Thursday night!'. They sort of yelled it across the vegetable bin, and I'm like, 'Okay, don't look at me, I look awful. I'm going over here by the celery now"

Question: If you could choose your dream role, who would you want to be cast as?
Alexis: I'd want to be the female Smurf in like a live action Smurf movie.

In response to what her most embarrassing moment was doing 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants': "Working with Amber!"

In response to a question about body image while modeling: "Yeah, they do, they say, you know, that you have to lose an inch here, an inch there. But I was in high school, you know, the whole time I was doing it. I started when I was fourteen, and I always, you know, just wanted to do everything I wanted to do in school at the same time as, you know, doing these jobs here and there, and I had more jobs than I could do and go to school. So, I just kind of ignored it a lot of the time. I mean, I chose to ignore it. I felt like it wasn’t something I should dwell on, you know."

"I get to the rescue and she's like a one pound dog. And I freaked out. I was like, I don't know now I'm going to keep that alive!"
Rory Quotes

RORY: Poor Pluto

RORY: I don't hate you. I can't hate the pathetic.

RORY: Peppermint.

RORY: 'You're just talking to keep yourself warm, aren't you?'

RORY: 'Anna, this is my roommate, Paris, and I'm sorry.'
ANNA: [puzzled] 'For what?'
RORY: 'Trust me.'

ANNA: He's cute.
RORY: Yes, he is, but not as cute as Pushkin.

RORY: I thought of some. Jerk, ass, arrogant, inconsiderate, mindless frat-boy lowlife butt-face miscreant.

RORY: You're happy.
LORELAI: Yeah.
RORY: Did you do something ****ty?

RORY: I'm always on your side mom, no matter what.

RORY:But my ultimate inspiration comes from my best friend, the dazzling woman from whom I received my name and my life's blood, Lorelai Gilmore. My mother never gave me any idea that I couldn't do whatever I wanted to do or be whomever I wanted to be. She filled our house with love and fun and books and music, unflagging in her efforts to give me role models from Jane Austen to Eudora Welty to Patti Smith. As she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, I don't know if she ever realized that the person I most wanted to be was her.




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Old 04-12-2017, 08:26 AM
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Bringing this over from the previous thread:

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She looked lovely! I hope we get to see her at more interviews to promote her new show!
Those pics are amazing!
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Thanks for the new thread!

So gorgeous!
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Thanks for the new thread!


A review for Alexis' upcoming series!

I haven't read the details because I do'nt want to be spoiled but I skimmed to parts where Alexis was mentoined and they praise her! I'm glad about that!

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TFTNT!

Oh, I hadn't seen her in that dress before, she looks lovely!

And awesome, thanks for that review, Karen! It looks like it's a positive review. I'm really looking forward to it now.
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Thanks for the link, Karen. I love that she's getting praise!
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Of course Lorelai would wanna do that.
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TFTNT!

Oh, I hadn't seen her in that dress before, she looks lovely!

And awesome, thanks for that review, Karen! It looks like it's a positive review. I'm really looking forward to it now.
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Oh I'm sure Rory would like it and has probably read the book more than once I'd imagine.

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I agree with Alexis.
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That's horrible, Rory.
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It reminded me of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer screamed and jumped back when he looked at the baby in the crib. It is kinda embarrassing, but I can relate to them, I've seen some pretty ugly babies.
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