Does Rory Gilmore know how to hold everyday objects? On the one hand, yes, obviously, she is a grown-up adult with something resembling a journalism career and several men in her life — including Paul, justice for Paul! — who love her very much. A mastery of basic motor skills is a prerequisite to all of that. On the other hand, I have my doubts, specifically in reference to Netflix’s series of promotional posters for the Gilmore Girls revival.
Luckily, hard-hitting journalist Jimmy Fallon brought my concerns to Alexis Bledel herself last night. There, she claimed that Netflix gave her a ridiculously large mug for her most infamous photo and insisted “I was set up to fail!” Then, she attempted to prove the haters wrong by holding a navy-blue Tonight Show mug with all five of her fingers.
So, can Alexis Bledel really hold everyday objects? We report. You decide.