Although Carpenter joins a very exclusive club of Rory Gilmore boyfriends (see: Dean, Jess and Logan), don't look for #Team Paul to trend on Twitter anytime soon.It was made clear from the get-go that Rory didn't exactly have strong feelings about her beau of two years.
I actually left the country the day after Thanksgiving, so I haven’t gotten a chance to see it, I'm so bummed. I didn’t speak to [Amy] until I got to set, but she and Dan were there and it was like no time had passed.
When I get back in December, though, I'm definitely going to be bingeing over the winter holidays. I was like, "Thank you so much for this opportunity and for remembering me and having me come aboard," and Amy was so sweet. Dan and I wanted to adopt you when we first met you." She was so sweet, and they gave me a big hug.
We don't really know the inner workings of their relationship or how much time they've actually spent together if she's been on the road a lot, and I don't know if Rory handles the relationship in a great way, but what I gather and from what I've read, she ends up acknowledging toward the end that she might have handled it better. It's never been a show about perfect people being perfect.
How much do you know about the reaction to all four episodes, since you've haven’t been able to watch them yet? I don't think that the audience would want that.
I had gotten a little bit of practice when I had worked with her previously, but it was definitely terrifying but exciting.
Everyone was so welcoming and kind that it felt very natural, and I think while Paul can keep up with Rory, I think that they don't mesh on a lot of other topics.
It's so exciting to get to work on her material.
How was it diving into that material and that pace again after all these years, particularly with these core members of the cast like Lauren and Alexis?
Was there ever a point where you got some background from Amy about what does Paul do, where does he live? Yeah, no, I don't really know much about Paul either. He is a bit of device, you know, to further this storyline, but no, I didn’t really know too much about him at all.