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Melissa McCarthy won't appear on 'Gilmore Girls' revival: 'I will watch it'

"I am not doing it," the actress said.

By Annie Martin
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Melissa McCarthy won't appear on 'Gilmore Girls' revival: 'I will watch it'
Melissa McCarthy at the Golden Globe Awards on January 10. The actress played Sookie on the original "Gilmore Girls" series. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Melissa McCarthy is officially out for the Gilmore Girls revival.

The 45-year-old actress, who played Sookie St. James on the original The WB/CW series, confirmed she won't appear on the Netflix revival in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.

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"I am not doing it," the star said while promoting her new movie, The Boss. "I will watch it. I am excited to see it."

McCarthy's onscreen husband, Jackson Douglas, who plays Jackson Belleville, is among the original stars who will return for the revival. The actress says she doesn't know how series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino plans to explain Sookie's absence.

"I didn't actually get asked to do it," McCarthy told E! News. "I think they thought I was busy, and then by the time it did come up, then I actually was."

"I'm actually thrilled that's it's happening," she qualified. "I loved that show, and I think the fans for that show are super loyal and great and I will watch every single one of them."

McCarthy previously told fans she wasn't asked to reprise Sookie after word of the revival broke in January. Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham will return as Rory and Lorelei Gilmore, with Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore and Scott Patterson as Luke Danes.

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Gilmore Girls had a seven-season run from 2000 to 2007. The Boss opens in theaters April 8 and McCarthy is also slated for a female-led Ghostbusters reboot with Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.

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