The movie “Romy and Michelle High School Reunion” premiered in theaters 17 years ago. It starred Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow as uninteresting and dim-witted 28-year-old women who went to their 10-year high school reunion pretending to have fabulous lives. The comedy became a cult favorite that a sequel was demanded by fans. But Sorvino recently said in an interview with E! that this may not be happening anytime soon. Read on to know more about this news story.
E! caught up with the Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino at a recent Hollywood event in Beverly Hills and asked about the movie reunion. The actress noted that even after its release in 1997, fans are still looking for a sequel. In fact, when Sorvino attended the recently held San Diego Comic-Con 2014 to promote her upcoming BBC series “Intruders,” there were people who asked her about the follow-up movie. They also wondered why Romy and Michelle were never at the Comic-Con.
But according to the actress, even as her co-star Lisa Kudrow and the movie’s original writing team headed by the film’s creator Robin Schiff are raring to do a sequel, Disney, which holds the rights to “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” doesn’t seem to be interested.
“Disney, if you’re listening—everybody wants it! Me and Lisa and Robin would love to do a sequel. We have asked Disney before. It’s Disney that has to decide to say yes,” said Sorvino to Mark Malkin of E!, adding that Disney may not realize how the show has become such a phenomenon over the years. There are fans who still dress up as Romy and Michelle for Halloween to this day.
“Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” highlighted on 28-year-old unemployed characters who pretended they were successful businesswomen who invented Post-It Notes to impress their former high school classmates. The movie also starred comedienne Jeanne Garofalo and Alan Cumming. It opened to decent numbers during its theater run in the 1990s.
A television adaptation of “Romy and Michelle” was created in 2005 starring Katherine Heigl and Alexandra Breckenridge. It aired as a TV movie on ABC Family, which is also owned by Disney.
And that’s the news about Mira Sorvino, who talked about a follow up to the “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion” movie. Check out the clip from the original movie below. For more celebrity news and movie and television updates, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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