“Christopher Reeve said he knew a part was right for him when he just couldn’t stand the idea of anybody else doing it. And that’s how I felt about Lorelai. I was like, ‘Get out of my way.’ I just felt like it was mine.”
Excerpts from Variety’s Actors on Actors social featuring Lauren Graham.
I think that was meant to be Dean, always. Even in the beginning, Lorelai points out how alike they are with the motorcycles, being the “first love”, etc. As we go on, we see that Christopher and Dean choose to pursue a relationship with their respective Gilmore girl before they break up with the woman they otherwise attached to (in Dean’s case it was slightly a bit worse since he was married, but Chris was living with Sherry at this point) on the basis of “It’s over, though not officially”.
Christopher humiliated Lorelai at the diner by screaming at her and causing a scene Emily and Richard’s vow renewal. Dean berated Rory in front of Paris and then again at the dance marathon. Christopher was petty towards Luke, Dean was an ass to Jess.
Dean was verbally abusive and possessive towards Rory, yet Lorelai pushed them together. Christopher was an ass to Lorelai and Emily kept insisting they were made for each other.
I don’t really see a lot of Christopher in Logan, but I see a lot of him in Dean…