Fans of "Gilmore Girls" may remember an episode in Season 3 when one of Stars Hollow's quirkiest townies, Kirk Gleason, adopts a cat known as "Cat Kirk." That particular kitty turned out to be quite the vicious trollop, terrorizing Human Kirk and cementing the idea that cats and Mr. Gleason really don't mix.
Despite being subjected to feline wrath on the show, though, actor Sean Gunn himself is actually a major cat fanatic in real life. Revelist caught up with him at the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest in Washington Depot, Connecticut, over the weekend to chat about his status as a self-proclaimed "cat lady" and his history of animal activism.
At the festival on Saturday (October 22), Gunn and Rini Bell ("Lulu") spent the day fundraising on behalf of a local animal shelter.
Fans could buy t-shirts repping either "Team Kirk" or "Team Cat Kirk," with Gunn opting for the latter option. All proceeds went to funding animal rescue services, and there were even cats and kittens up for adoption at his tent — including four adorable furballs named after the "Gilmore" characters Jess, Lane, Dean, and Emily.
Clearly, Gunn loves him some cats — so much so, that he even thinks kitten litters are cuter than BABY GROOT.
This man's love of cats is nothing if not consistent. To be fair, though, Gunn said there may be underlying reasons for his pick of kittens over his treechild costar in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" movie.
"As much as I love Baby Groot, in some part of my heart I might be a little bit resentful, because he’s going to steal that movie," he admitted.