The “Little Mermaid” actress revealed that she has been hoping for a follow-up to the 2011 breakout comedy for years. Also, she already has come up with plotlines for her character. The film followed a bride (Maya Rudolph) whose maid of honour (Kristen Wiig) goes through an existential crisis during wedding prep. McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rebel Wilson, Ellie Kemper, and Chris O’Dowd also starred.
“I would do a ‘Bridesmaids’ sequel this afternoon, right now,” McCarthy told People magazine. “That group of women was the most magical thing ever. Almost all of us were really good friends already. I think it was such a magical time.”
McCarthy added that she would reprise her role even if the cast is “all in our nineties and [writers] Kristen [Wiig] and Annie [Mumolo] are like, ‘Should we team back up?‘ I’d be like, ‘Yes. Yeah, we should.’”
Melissa McCarthy Would Join Sequel “Right Now”
Melissa McCarthy has been in many great comedies over the years. So, it’s safe to say she became a household name after playing Megan in Bridesmaids. A role that earned her an Academy Award nomination back in 2012. Currently, there are no plans to make Bridesmaids 2.
Director Paul Feig recently appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show and explained why he doesn’t want to make a follow-up. “There won’t be because I’m just so happy with what we did,” Feig explained. “People want a Bridesmaids 2, which would be fun, but think about it.
The reason we love that movie so much is because Kristen Wiig’s character is going through the fire and repairing herself. Does she go through the fire again and repair it again? Or do we just have a ‘crazy’ wedding?” Despite Feig’s disinterest in the idea, McCarthy recently told People that she’s up for a sequel.
How Bridesmaids Leaves The Door Open For A Sequel
The door had seemingly been left open for a Bridesmaids sequel to take place at some point. Although the plotline did have a satisfying and well-rounded conclusion. Annie’s troubles wound up resolved well, as she finally decided to cut ties with the uncaring Ted (played by uncredited Jon Hamm) and reconciled her differences with her best friend. Lillian had a wedding filled with happiness and, most importantly. So, she made it down the aisle in time to marry the love of her life. There are no real loose ends that need tying up or answering. Also, there could be a continuation of the characters’ lives.
McCarthy’s character, Megan, strongly contributed to making Bridesmaids one of the decade’s best comedies. She was hilarious with a truly quirky but endearing personality. Also, there is undoubtedly room for more of her unexpected anecdotes, which continued to take her friends (and audiences) by surprise.
What Is Melissa McCarthy’s Next Movie?
Melissa McCarthy will come soon in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid as Ursula. In addition to McCarthy, the film stars Halle Bailey as Ariel and Jacob Tremblay as Flunder. Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric. Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) directed the movie with a script from David Magee and Jane Goldman. People are expecting the film to feature original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tracks composed by Alan Menken and Diggs’ Hamilton co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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