Lauren Graham Talks 'Parenthood' On TV... And In Real Life

Lauren Graham in Issue No. 2, 2010 of emmy Magazine. Lauren Graham in Issue No. 2, 2010 of emmy Magazine.

Life wasn’t always full of TV success for “Parenthood” star Lauren Graham.

The actress reveals what her first year in Los Angeles was like in 1995 in the new issue of emmy magazine, on newsstands today.

“I was sleeping on my aunt’s couch in Long Beach, and I’d come into L.A. and audition during the day,” she said. “I’d sit at the Beverly Center food court for hours between auditions because I had no other place to go.”

The actress also reflects on the success of “Gilmore Girls,” her beloved series of seven seasons which aired on The WB network before being moved to CW.

“People still say to me that they haven’t watched the final episode because they don’t want it to be over,” Graham said. “You have to be proud of something that captures people’s imagination like that.”

On NBC’s “Parenthood,” Graham says everything felt right for her to take on the role.

“You make a list of all the things you want, but what you really want is to fall in love with somebody. You want a good partnership with a writer who is a good storyteller and can write for you,” Graham said. “After I read the pilot, I felt this show is something I could spend years on and feel challenged and represented.”

As for real life parenthood, Graham welcomes the idea but says her family as it is also is satisfying.

“If I met someone who had children, that would be really exciting to me. But at the same time, my sister’s my family, my grandmother’s my family, my godson is my family. I have a really full life, and I’m really happy with what I have,” she said.

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