Published January 13, 2015
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (search) temporarily traded in her diplomatic duties for a guest appearance on the WB series "Gilmore Girls."
Albright, secretary of state under President Clinton, filmed her scene Sept. 30 with actress Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory Gilmore. The episode revolves around the ongoing estrangement between Rory and her mother, Lorelai Gilmore ( Lauren Graham).
"I am a big fan of 'Gilmore Girls' and I had a great time," Albright said in a statement Tuesday. "It was an opportunity to do something different for a quick minute, and I learned how hard it is to memorize those lines."
She's not the show's first unusual guest star. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Norman Mailer and singer-songwriter Carole King (search) appeared in episodes last season.
Still, Albright left quite an impression on the WB (search) set.
"If you think she's seems brilliant and sassy strutting around the Middle East, you should try talking to her in person," Executive Producer Amy Sherman-Palladino said in a statement. "We are very honored, very lucky, and soooo not worthy."
The episode airs at 8 p.m. EDT on Oct. 25.