Now, that dramatic work has arrived and her first Emmy followed soon after. Rory, a brainy teen from the small town of Stars Hollow, had a close friendship with her mother, Lorelai, played by Lauren Graham , that audiences everywhere coveted. It was Bledel's first major role and one she said helped shape her as an actor. Photos The Handmaid's Tale:
What Has Alexis Bledel Been Doing Since 'Gilmore Girls' Ended?
Asylum ; and Ann Dowd earned kudos for her work on The Leftovers. Among such heavyweights, someone like Alexis Bledel could have easily gotten lost. When her casting in The Handmaid's Tale was first announced, the response was a mixture of intrigue and puzzlement. It's the kind of performance that makes you reconsider the actor's previous work — in particular, one episode of TV where we first caught glimpse of this side of Bledel. She's just been arrested for stealing a boat with her boyfriend, Logan Huntzberger, and is feeling unsure about the path she's chosen. Her decision is to take a semester off from Yale — a choice her mother, Lorelai, rejects when the two meet for coffee. All my life, I've been working toward being a journalist.
Alexis Bledel is giving the performance of her career in 'The Handmaid's Tale'
The show focused on the relationship between a single mother, Lorelai Gilmore played by the beautiful Lauren Graham, and her daughter Rory. It ran for an impressive episodes across seven seasons before the producers decided the Gilmore hype had run its course. At the time she was only 19 years old and had only just dipped her feet into the Hollywood pool.