Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has hinted that a sequel to the popular 2011 film could happen.
Speaking exclusively to Entertainment Daily, he revealed that he has spoken to the film’s star and writer Kristen Wiig about making a second movie.
He told us they have “talked about it” and admitted he would “never say never” to following up the popular wedding movie.
The original film sees Annie, a jobless chef, asked to be maid of honour by her best friend Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph.
Will a Bridesmaids sequel happen?
Comedy ensues when she ruins the wedding rituals in a rage of conflict with one of the bridesmaids.
The film also stars a young Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne.
Giving fans of the movie hope of a Bridesmaids sequel, Paul told ED! he would most definitely be on board, should Kirsten and co-writer Annie Mumolo put pen to paper once more.
“Oh I would be [keen to make it]. It was the most fun time. How could I not?” he said.
Asked about the chances of a sequel as the original approaches its 10th anniversary next year, Paul was a little coy.
If you’re going to do a sequel then you’ve got to make sure she’s not just going through another crisis.
“Well you’d have to talk to Kristen about that, she’s the one that started this with her amazing script, but you know, I don’t know…” he teased.
‘We’ve talked about it’
“We’ve kind of talked about it on occasion. But the reason the movie works so well is not so much that it’s a crazy wedding movie, it was really about the story of this one woman going through this major crisis.
“That’s what really kind of pulled us along and made us relate to it emotionally.
“So if you’re going to do a sequel then you’ve got to make sure she’s not just going through another crisis. You’ve got to find a way to hook people.”
Paul added: “But we’ll see. Never say never.”
Looking back at his favourite moments from the movie, Paul told ED! that no expensive wedding dresses were harmed in one of the film’s most famous scenes.
The infamous dress shop scene
One scene shows the ladies in a bridal shop trying on dresses, only for them all to be hit by a bout of food poisoning.
“They were all stunt dresses!” Paul laughed. “No dresses were harmed in the making of the movie.”
Paul is hosting a live Zoom watchalong of Bridesmaids next Thursday (September 24) at 8pm ET with his new Artingtall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin. For more information, visit the website here.
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