Alexis Bledel has been a busy Gilmore girl this year. She had a big screen turn as a prostitute in Sin City this spring, and stars as the soft-spoken artist Lena in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, the new movie based on the bestselling teen novel. Bledel, 23, recently spoke with PEOPLE about empowering the girls and confusing her cat.
Do you have a lucky pair of pants?
I’m not too superstitious. I’ve had a few friendship bracelets, but for me, now I try to let go of things I don’t need anymore. It’s all about streamlining now.