Trivia / Alexis Bledel

  • Contractual Purity: Due to working with Disney a couple of times and doing a lot of family-friendly teen roles, she had a 'sweetheart' reputation that Sin City was clearly an attempt to shake off.
  • Dawson Casting: She turned twenty in 2001 but played teen roles for several years afterwards - Gilmore Girls, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Tuck Everlasting.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Defied. When she was a teen model, she was told to "lose two inches off those hips" and she refused.
  • Irony as She Is Cast:
    • Rory Gilmore loves coffee. Alexis hates it and is actually drinking coke in the scenes where Rory has coffee.
    • Rory is also only passable at Spanish, using just basic conversational phrases. Alexis however is fluent, as Spanish is her first language.
  • Playing Against Type:
    • Best known for Brainy Brunette or squeaky clean teen roles, she played prostitute and The Mole Becky in Sin City.
    • She plays a tough cop in The Kate Logan Affair.
  • Romance on the Set:
    • She met Milo Ventimiglia on the set of the Gilmore Girls where he was cast as her love interest. Their relationship lasted about as long as the onscreen one.
    • It's the same with her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser. She guest-starred as his romantic interest in season five. The two entered a relationship not long afterwards, got engaged in 2013, got married in 2014, and now have a son as of 2015.
  • Throw It In!: In Sin City Robert Rodriguez found Alexis's eyes so striking that he made sure they still showed up blue against the black and white.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Alexis replaced Carey Mulligan in Violet & Daisy after she dropped out to do Drive instead.
    • Jared Padalecki was asked to play her love interest in Tuck Everlasting but declined because he wanted to work with other people.

General Trivia:

  • She plays soccer for a team called The Hustlers. She describes it as the best cardio exercise.
  • Self-confessed bad driver.