Gilmore Girls sweetheart Lauren Graham graces REDBOOK‘s October cover. The 43-year-old actress opens up for the first time about her relationship with Parenthood co-star Peter Krause and her dreams to have children one day.
On if she dreams of having children of her own one day: “Sure. I love having kids in my life. And it’s not at all the same, but I know a lot of teenagers — more than some moms I know — and I’ve been really, really lucky to have two amazing kids on my show who I love spending time with. Of course, Alexis [Bledel, who played her daughter on Gilmore Girls] will always be my first.”
On her relationship with Peter Krause: “We met when I first came out here [in L.A., in 1995], but the timing wasn’t right. Though I think we liked each other. I remember one day he asked me over to his house to play a board game—and that’s exactly what we ended up doing. So I was like: This guy doesn’t like me. But I was also like: Who actually plays a board game? It’s so interesting to me that there was clearly a connection there back then, but I don’t think either of us was ready. He’s obviously a very confident, appealing guy, but he’s shy, and so am I. We stayed friends over the years, and I’ve always been a huge fan of his work. One of the things that’s been so fun [about this relationship] is that it’s so easy. And it’s a lot, to work with somebody and then spend time [at home] with them too.”
On building a family: “I would like to be part of a family, however that looks. Family is really important to me. And I’ll probably keep cooking and decorating. And working. As an actor you have to maximize your time, because you don’t know what’s going to happen in your 50s and 60s and 70s.”
Peter and his ex-girlfriend Christine King have an 8-year-old son named Roman.