Rory Gilmore meets Michelle Obama

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore

While Gilmore Girls fans await for the show's Netflix revival later this year, they've been treated to their first glimpse of Rory in action -- at the White House, no less.

When the television show ended nine years ago, Rory (Alexis Bledel) was preparing to leave Stars Hollow for a job as a journalist following Barack Obama's first presidential campaign.

Now, in a video released on Gilmore Girls social media accounts, self-confessed bookworm Rory drops in to visit First Lady Michelle Obama with some reading recommendations.

As well as publicising the upcoming Netflix revival, the clip also promotes Mrs Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative, which aims to improve education rates among adolescent girls around the world, particularly in developing countries.

Mrs Obama will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain next week as part of the campaign.

"I know you're going to need a great book to read on the plane so I thought I'd bring a few choices," Rory tells Mrs Obama, as several people walk into the room carrying armfuls of books: Shakespeare, Zadie Smith, Proust, Jane Austen -- the list goes on.

"And then there's Moby Dick, Anna Karenina, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, you know -- some classic beach reads," she continues.

Rory also presents Mrs Obama -- a public advocate for healthy eating -- with a gift from her mother Lorelai: a box of Pop Tarts, the sugar-laden breakfast snacks which were a staple of the Gilmores' diet.

The four-part revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will premiere on Netflix in the New Zealand spring, but no exact date has been announced.

It will reunite original stars including Bledel, Lauren Graham, Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Bishop, Milo Ventimiglia and Scott Patterson. New cameos announced include Broadway performers Sutton Foster, Christian Borle and Kerry Butler.


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