Another casting director Jami Rudofsky added that, just like with Milo, Alexis and Jared didn’t even have to do a read through because their ~chemistry~ was so damn FIRE.“There had already been two Deans cast before we found him,” she says. Casey went on to reveal that Alexis, “also dated a young New York actor named Chris Heuisler, who played a guest role.
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’s casting director Mara Casey casually let slip that one of the biggest on-screen couple ships in history might have actually been a reality. We all knew Alexis (Rory) and Milo (Jess) dated IRL but Alexis and Jared (Dean) might have actually been a thing too?!
"We did have a joke about casting all of Alexis' [real-life] boyfriends.
Bledel's paternal grandmother, Jean (née Campbell), was originally from New York, and had Scottish and English ancestry.
She played Rory Gilmore, the daughter of Lorelai Gilmore (Graham), a single mother.
Initially, Rory was a high school student at an exclusive private academy, living with her mother in a small town in Connecticut, but later moved on to college at Yale University, where she, among other things, worked as the editor of the Yale Daily News.
The chemistry between Rory and Dean was undeniable on-screen, so it’s not surprising to hear that these two were canoodling in real life, too.
“Gilmore Girls" casting director Jami Rudofsky told Life & Style, on newsstands now, “Sometimes with casting, the right person just walks in and you just feel it.
(Bledel played Beth Dawes, a disturbed mistress who gets involved with his character Pete Campbell.) Kartheiser revealed in April 2014 that they became an item after season five wrapped. They're both very down to earth, with a sense of responsibility and strong family ties.
And they've been acting since before they can remember, which makes for a very special personality.
The Gilmore girls are returning to Stars Hollow for "A Year in the Life,” and it was just revealed by Life & Style that one of them had a secret on-screen-and-off fling with her co-star!
It turns out that Alexis Bledel, who played Rory Gilmore in the original series and reprises her role in the new Netflix episodes, was secretly dating co-star Jared Padalecki.
Here, Us Weekly takes a look back at their love story — and how the actress covered up her pregnancy! Us Weekly exclusively revealed in June 2012 that Bledel and Kartheiser were dating.
The couple first met when the former child actress had a multi-episode arc on his beloved, universally acclaimed AMC series, Mad Men, in its fifth season. "We never — it was nothing, it was just work." added: "Honestly, they're a really good match.