Amy Sherman-Palladino Once Revealed the Incredible Way Edward Herrmann Was Cast as Richard Gilmore

Edward Herrmann spent seven seasons portraying Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls. To be honest, we couldn’t see anyone else taking on the role of stoic but caring Richard. Neither could famous showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino. Following Herrmann’s tragic death in 2014, Sherman-Palladino spoke about how Herrmann came to be Richard Gilmore, and the story is rather incredible.

Edward Herrmann offered to read for ‘Gilmore Girls’ after his agent said he wouldn’t read for the role

Amy Sherman-Palladino recalled the extraordinary circumstances that led to Ed Herrmann’s casting as Richard Gilmore to TV Line shortly after his December 2014 death. She told the publication that when they were casting for the series, they kept coming back to the part of Richard Gilmore. Sherman-Palladino recalled saying that she wished she could get Ed Herrmann, who, at that point in his career, was highly in demand and well-respected. They took a shot and sent a script to his agent from him.

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