The role that he was convinced he'd never get because he wasn't a name actor?
And was the chemistry with co-star Lauren Graham just for the cameras or was something brewing behind the scenes as well? Scott: Well, I would run into Lauren once in a while out at restaurants or whatever. Milo [Ventimiglia] and I both ride motorcycles, so we went out to Malibu.
I think that would've turned the fans off even more. I think they have 152 episodes of Gilmore Girls to go over again and again and relive. I think fans were a little perturbed because it delayed what they considered to be the inevitable, but this is what happens sometimes in life. And Vanessa is just a delight to work with, and a true professional. Lauren has always been pretty much the rock of that whole production.
It's a lot of work that's in there and I think at the end of the day, they're going to take away from this that they've had a good run as well. Over the years there's been speculation that you and Lauren had some rocky times. She did the lion's share of the work, and she did it with real aplomb. Not for 10 minutes would I have wanted that schedule. I enjoyed doing scenes with her because I knew she was going to hit the ball back over the net as good as she got.
He attended Rutgers University, pursuing a degree in Comparative Literature.
He studied acting in New York with renowned coaches Robert Lewis and Sondra Lee.
I just can’t physically do it,” she tells NY Post’s Pop Wrap. And that experience was one I never want to repeat, so now I’m doubly careful.” Years ago, there were rumors that Lauren Graham and Patterson didn’t get along well on the “Gilmore” set. It's sort of fitting that death was staring Scott Paterson in the face when word of Gilmore Girls' demise came down.In Toronto shooting the horror sequel Saw 4, "I was on the set [filming a scene] when the news broke," he recounts. We all struggle for all these years to get to this point and you never think in a million years that you're going to look in the mirror one day and say, "I need to do something else." When it becomes redundant and repetitive and old hat, it's nice to change the music a little bit."I flipped open my cell phone and saw there were, like, 15 messages. Was the vibe on the set different this year with [series creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] gone? Lauren was a producer this year, and there was a little more leeway in how things were shaped. That's the most important thing that I took away from this: my friendship with Amy. Like I told her on the phone, "Not only would I hide a body for you, I would chop one up as well." Were you satisfied with the way the Luke and Lorelai story was wrapped up?I was like, " Ooooh, that's either really good or really bad." For fans of Patterson's gruff-but-lovable Luke Danes, it was most certainly the latter. How does he feel about bidding Stars Hollow adieu after seven years? The actors had more input than in the previous six years. I always loved it when she directed an episode, or when she visited the set. Patterson: No, I wasn't, because there was still a lot of life left in it. Darren Lynn Bousman is directing it, and he's just amazing.