Last Updated on June 18, 2023 by Team CrazyJackz
Hey! If you are someone who noticed Alexis Bledel’s unusual back posture in the show Gilmore Girls, then let me tell you, you are not alone.
Well, Gilmore Girls, the show that stole fans’ hearts in the early 2000s, is still a very much comfort show not only for the millennials but also the new gen z. Since the revival season in 2016, “A Year in the Life”, old fans have been overjoyed for the continuation of the storyline and even new fans have watched the series and become hooked. In fact, the charm and witty play of the lead actresses Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham have made this comedy drama a guilty pleasure to return to over and over again.
The funny thing is, that the way this revival of the show is different after all these years, so is also the audience and the way they view the show. The new audience has a totally different way of enjoying and viewing the show, pointing out and reviewing details and random specifics that have gone unnoticed before.
One of the topics that created a certain curiosity and even concern was noticing Alexis Bledel’s back posture during various scenes throughout the show. So, what’s the Big chatter about Alexis Bledel’s back posture? Well, let’s see..
Does Alexis Bledel Have Scoliosis? The Big chatter about her Back Posture
Alexis Bledel was the actress who plays the role of Rory Gilmore, and fans who love her are worrying about her unusual back posture in many episodes of the show. Some fans have speculated that this could be due to bad posture, but even that she might have a spine condition that is called scoliosis. Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal deviation of the spine. In her case, fans wonder if we could be seeing postural scoliosis, created due to an imbalance on her base, causing the spine to create an arch forming S to a C curvature.
But, let’s stop for a while..
Well, we all know that Bledel was 18 years old when she started her lead role in the show, this being her debuting role starting her acting career. Since she was playing at such a young age, this could well explain her hunched-back posture during some scenes, especially when she was wearing particular dresses or in particular camera angles.
Moreover, it is important to mention that as the episodes progress, she seems to be standing better, looking better, and seeming more confident. Almost as the character grows, so does she with her. Yes, Alexis and Rory grow together on camera, and she looks even more beautiful and confident, turning into a secure young lady.
So as years have gone by, the actress doesn’t look to have had any back problems, so this is reassurance enough. In fact, Alexis Bledel too never touched the issue herself, so we can’t just assume everything looking back at episodes.
Fans keep worrying about Alexis Bledel and her Back Posture:
Keep in mind that Bledel is a beautiful girl who has had fans mesmerized by her innocent, pretty-looking face, so it’s only natural that she will be looked at in such detail. Yes, since she is so captivating on camera, fans couldn’t stop worrying over her hunched back.
One fan in an article points out the importance of training for young actors, and expressed that actors that have had a formal training have better posture and better presence on camera. This may be one of the fans’ concerns, as to why she didn’t receive the proper care and consultation during the shooting of the early episodes of the show’s first season.
On the other hand, in a few forums, some fans criticized the director for not pointing her back issue to the actress, to help her fix the problem and regulate the condition. Some even suggested that he should have at least chosen more flattering angles to shoot her scenes to make the actress’ back look better on camera and thus avoid making her feel bad about her body image.
Well, the care and support that fans show for the actress regarding her difficult situations show the reaching of a new level of empathy. In fact, every such issue that is discussed and pointed out in a respectful way, helps raise awareness for people who might be dealing with the same issue and might be feeling alone.
As pointed out at the beginning of this article, the audience that views the show has changed. And so has changed the level and access of information and awareness that the young generation has. An issue like this has gone overlooked for many years and is not talked about enough. But today, fans have a hunch for details and topics that maybe weren’t even a concern back then.
Hoping for a second season after the revival of the show, fans will continue to binge watch Gilmore Girls and enjoy the show. And we certainly do hope to see more of the beautiful Alexis Bledel on the screen too, giving life to her character Rory Gilmore once again.