“Gilmore Girls'” Paris Gellar (aka Liza Weil) tells us how to live life like a BOSS
Liza Weil is no stranger to being a total boss. She spent years standing up to the haters as the wonderfully neurotic Paris Geller on Gilmore Girls and is currently the second most ethically-questionable lawyer and Annalise Keating’s right-hand woman, Bonnie Winterbottom, on How To Get Away With Murder. It turns out, in addition to playing the strongest characters on television, Weil also gives incredible advice.
Due to the release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix next week, Weil and the rest of the cast have been on a very demanding press tour — meaning we get to see so much of their beautiful faces.
She recently sat down with Nylon and gifted us with some life advice that we are DEFINITELY writing down as a reminder in the future.
The Gilmore Girls actress begins the video by reflecting back to what she would tell her younger self. She said,
“If I could go back and give myself advice, it would probably be, ‘you are enough and there’s not another person like you, and there’s value to that.'
Weil also added to her former self,
“It’s good to fail. That’s a good one too, that I would tell myself. It’s...you learn from failing or you shouldn’t consider it failing.
She also gave very important advice for when you’re feeling lost, something we’ve *definitely* been feeling since the election. She said,
“A really good piece of advice that I’ve told myself and that I would definitely tell other people is when you’re feeling lost, you can try to imagine that you’re just in a book that you really love.
Tbh, imagining we’re in Harry Potter has really helped.
As a veteran actress whose two most famous roles, Paris and Bonnie, could not be more ethically different from each other, Weil knows a few things about stepping outside of her comfort zone. She told Nylon,
“I feel like I’m constantly presented with challenges and situations that I’m learning from and it helps me be better. It helps me be a better actor, it help me be a better person and it's exciting to be in situations that are uncomfortable sometimes.
We love how warm and encouraging Weil is in real life and we’ll definitely be taking her advice!