It’s a Gilmore girl gone ‘wild’: Alexis Bledel as an assassin
BY CINDY PEARLMAN June 4, 2013 8:02PM
Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan play guns for hire in “Violet & Daisy,” opening Friday. “Everyone in the movie plays against type,” Bledel says.
Updated: July 6, 2013 6:39AM
Rory Gilmore, teen assassin?
Someone better alert her mother Lorelei!
“I play such a disturbed and wild character,” says Alexis Bledel. “She’s very different from Rory.”
The former “Gilmore Girls” teen stars in “Violet & Daisy” (opening Friday), about two girl assassins assigned to whack a mysterious loner played by none other than James Gandolfini.
What was it like to mess with Tony Soprano?
“Everyone in the film plays against type,” says Bledel, coughing and home sick with a summer bug. “You don’t usually see James do this type of thing. But it still got to me a bit and upped the intensity. As someone who loved ‘The Sopranos,’ I was like, ‘I’m going after Tony? What’s going to happen to me?’ ”
Her real life as some heart-racing moment, too. She’s engaged to “Mad Men’s” Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell.
Will she ever reprise her role as Pete’s lady on the side? “Like all things [on ‘Mad Men’], I’m not allowed to talk about it,” Bledel says. “But that was such a wonderful character to play. I just loved working on the show.”
As for the perks of meeting her future husband, she adds, “Another great part of working on that show. “
The Houston native, 31, began acting in community theater when she was 8. Soon, she will return to TV on the series “Us & Them” about Gavin (Jason Ritter) and Stacey trying to stay together despite family interference.
“We still don’t know when it will air. We’re going to start filming this summer. I’m excited because Jason’s a great actor,” she says.
She can explain the plot in under a minute. “We meet at work on the phone. They’ve been talking for six months. It’s almost like an online match made in New York City. Then we find out their families live in two different worlds.”
As for a very Gilmore reunion, she sighs. “I don’t know if we’ll ever do it,” she says.
When she’s home sick, does she watch the reruns?
“Oh, I can’t watch my own work,” she cries. “Never, never, never!”
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