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Marty is Back on Gilmore Girls

November 21, 2006 by  

Wayne Wilcox plays Marty on Gilmore GirlsSometimes it sucks to be the “nice guy” and “the friend”, but that’s exactly the role that Marty was designated to by Rory on Gilmore Girls. Marty was MIA for a while but now he’s back, and he’s not the same old step-on-me-like-a-doormat-while-you-go-off-galavanting-with-your-boyfriends(s), Marty. For one, he’s trying to deny that he ever even knew Rory. But why?

TV Guide recently talked to Marty, played by Wayne Wilcox to discuss his return to Gilmore Girls, how he landed the role in the first place, and what he’s been up to lately. Oh, and on a personal note, I’ve always liked Marty and thought he would be a really good match for Rory. But, my love for Wayne Wilcox knows no bounds since I heard that voice of his in Rent (the movie). I’m a sucker for a guy that can sing, and I’m a Renthead to the core so I say “More Marty”!! I know a lot of Gilmore fans, including myself, that have been waiting for Marty’s return! Did you know you’d be back eventually, or was it a surprise to you?
Wilcox: Thank you to all of you. It was totally a surprise to me. I actually had dinner with Lauren [Graham] [Sunday] night. She was in town to the see the play [Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer] — she’s a friend of Carla Gugino’s — and we know each other in passing, we worked together once the first year I was on the show. So she came backstage and gave me a big, big hug, and she said, “There was one woman, a writer on the show, who’s responsible for bringing you back, and she was so excited because she thought you were such a cool character.” Last week, Marty pretended he didn’t even know Rory, which was so uncomfortable. Do they have a friendship or possibly something more in upcoming episodes?
Wilcox: Well, I can’t say for sure — and just so you know, they run a tight ship over there, they’re pretty secretive about their episodes, even with us. I can honestly say that I don’t know — but what I’ve done so far… that awkwardness between them? It continues, it gets a little heated, which hopefully makes for good drama. Do Rory’s friends find out about her past friendship with Marty and the fact that he liked her?
Wilcox: Well, I don’t know about that, but some things go down, I’ll put it that way. There are a couple of heated discussions. Does Logan come into the mix?
Wilcox: Yeah, absolutely, because he’s her boyfriend. So you can’t tell me more than that, huh?
Wilcox: No, I can’t! I wish I could, but they’d kill me.
Will anything surprise us about Marty’s return?
Wilcox: Marty’s kind of grown up. The thing I like about playing the character — especially what I’ve done with this season — is that he’s a little cooler, a little hipper, he’s got a girlfriend, he’s relaxed. And he’s not afraid to admit that he likes Rory, I guess. So the feelings still linger after all these years?
Wilcox: I think so, yeah. [Laughs]

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3 Responses to “Marty is Back on Gilmore Girls”

  1. mg714 on November 21st, 2006 9:59 am

    Thanks for the heads up on this interview, GMMR. I totally love Marty and have thought he would be perfect for Rory since his first season on the show. I’ve really missed him and his friendship with Rory. I do hope they’ll become friends again at least, since it looks like Logan will probably be coming back sometime soon. Rory needs more friends than just Paris and Lane, and while those two new girls have come along, she needs more friends like Marty was with her.

  2. Sus on November 21st, 2006 1:20 pm

    I’ve been missing Marty a lot and I was so excited when I saw he was back. I agree, Rory needs more friends and the two new ones are driving me crazy. They need to just go away. I’m not surprised, though, because every time Gia was on screen in VM I wanted to gouge my eyeballs out.

  3. Lindsey on November 21st, 2006 3:30 pm

    I would not be watching Gilmore Girls still if Marty wasn’t coming back. I feel like Rory is more like herself when she is around him than when she is around Logan. Although, I guess its just that she is changing. I hope they keep Marty around for a while.