Serious question: where’s the windex in this trailer?
The Portokalos are back — just in time for wedding season. Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are back for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and well, it’s just as crazy as the first. This time, their daughter, Paris (Elena Kamouris) is heading off to college far away to try and get space from her very overbearing family (shocking, right?) and her parents are not so ready to let go — especially Toulo. However, she’s dealing with some marriage troubles herself.
Nia sat down with the hosts of the Today show to premiere the trailer on Nov. 11, and we have to say, we could not be more excited for this! And yes, there is another wedding. In the sequel, Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan) find out that the priest who officiated their wedding didn’t actually sign the paperwork — so it’s time for another one right?
“Who says a woman has to be married?” Maria asks Toual. “You. All our lives,” Toula answers — which yes, we saw through the entire first movie.
It did take a while for the sequel to happen (the original was in 2002) — but Nia confirmed to the Today show that she was nervous. “The reason I didn’t want to do the sequel is because at the end of the first one, I had written that we were parents,” Nia told Today in August. “And in reality, I was not a parent. Even though I make stuff up, I couldn’t write from a place of emotions that I didn’t know.” In 2008, she adopted a baby and everything changed. “I consider myself a fearless idiot,” she said. “I think you gotta just jump in. If you try to be authentic, you’ve already been successful.”
John on the other hand, had no hesitation when it came to filming a sequel. “The truth is, I didn’t think it was over,” he said. “After a decade of hearing, ‘Hmm, I don’t know, I don’t have any ideas really,’ I just sort of gave up. And so it was really a huge surprise when she called and said, ‘I got an idea. What do you think? Do you want to do it?’ And nobody on this team was happier than me.”
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is set to hit theaters in March 2016.
— Emily Longeretta