Did You Catch the OG Cast Member Playing Berta in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'?

Mind. Blown.

Gilmore Girls Berta
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Almost the entire original cast of Gilmore Girls returned for the Netflix revival, A Year in the Life. Even Edward Herrmann, who played Richard Gilmore and passed away in 2014, was a huge presence on the show. But one OG cast member did double duty, reprising her original character and a new one.

Gilmore Girls Berta

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Rose Abdoo, who plays Gypsy, Stars Hollow's resident mechanic (/miracle worker, considering how long she's kept Lorelai's car running) took on a second role in the revival. Did you spot her?

Abdoo also played Berta, Emily's unintelligible maid. Emily is notorious for letting maids go after just a few days (or less), but Berta stands the test of time, lasting the entire revival season and even following Emily to her new home in Nantucket.

Gilmore Girls Gypsy Berta

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If you missed this the first time through Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, you are not alone. Abdoo is a chameleon.

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