If early Rory and Lorelai seemed particularly clingy, it was more because of Bledel's then-lack of experience.
"So we're hanging onto each other. I'm literally pulling her to and fro. But she learned very quickly and is obviously a natural, so it's just one of those things that happened to work."
Melissa McCarthy (Sookie St. James, Lorelai's BFF) was a dear friend of Graham's throughout "Gilmore's" duration and remains so. Graham said that she and McCarthy often talked about how much fun it would be to perform on "Saturday Night Live."
"We would do the show, and then I would go see her in 'The Groundlings'," Graham said. "And now you see it; and it's so gratifying because the two didn't even make sense -- that this was the same person who is a perfectly wonderful actor, but in terms of what that part was going to use, you were going to see these characters that she created. She was fearless. Fearless! And now, for everyone to see, it's so exciting. That doesn't always happen."
Is Graham a fast talker like Lorelai?
"To some degree, but I would say by the end of that show... everyone talked that way. So I don't think I talk quite like that, or that articulately, but I have a pretty snappy energy, I guess."
Graham stays close to the "Gilmore" cast and crew.
"We are all still connected in one way or another for the most part. You can watch the wonderful Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) on 'Bunheads,' which I think -- in the best possible way -- is kind of a similar show."
The fate of "Bunheads" is still unknown, but it can count Graham among its devoted fan base.
"I can watch 'Bunheads' in a way that I can't watch 'Gilmore Girls' because I'm not in it," she said, "and I'm like, 'This is really entertaining.'"
Graham explained that for a movie or a reunion to happen, going the Kickstarter route would also require collaboration with "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (who also created "Bunheads.")
"The difference with the 'Veronica Mars' movie is you had the star and the creator of the show come together and that's what it needs. So, we need the creator to want to do it."
Please, Amy. Please, please please?
In a 2006 interview with Michael Ausiello, Sherman-Palladino explained that she had come up with a seven-year plan for the show that included the series' final four words of dialogue.
Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino -- an executive producer and writer on "Gilmore" (fans with keen eyes may recall he played a troubadour in the season six finale, singing "A Beaver Ate My Thumb") -- left the series at the end of season six after a contract dispute with the studio.
Oh, that we could learn what those last four words would have been.
Does Graham have an all-time favorite "Gilmore" scene?
"What's so tragic is that I can't even remember. It was a lot of lines, and I don't remember so much of it but, like, if you said it to me, I could probably then recite the entire scene top to bottom."
As for life post-Lorelai, Graham's current series, "Parenthood" has been picked up for a fifth season. Graham and actor Peter Krause play brother and sister Adam and Sarah Braverman on the show, but in real life, the couple fell in love on set.
Graham and Krause have been together for four years, but they first met in 1995 when they each had guest roles on the sitcom "Caroline in the City."
"It only took 15 years," joked Graham.
Graham talked about how the family dynamic on the set of "Parenthood" allows the cast to improvise quite a bit.
"In those big family scenes it would almost be impossible to script," she said, "and the way we shoot is almost theater proscenium style so that we can make it feel real because that is such a big part of the texture of making a family sound like a family."
And Graham knows something about capturing voices, as evidenced in her first novel.
An early success, "Someday, Someday, Maybe" landed a spot on the New York Times Best Seller list last week. The story of Franny Banks, an aspiring actress pounding the pavement in New York City in the 1990s, is semi-autobiographical.