Same family, same headache! Toula Portokalos’ loved ones are evidently nosier than ever in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Nia Vardalos shared the first movie poster of the My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequel via Instagram on Tuesday, December 22.
“The #MyBigFatGreekWedding2 poster!” Vardalos, 53, captioned the sneak peek. “Guess who’s back for the sequel. Hint…EVERYONE.”
Star and writer Vardalos will reprise her role as Toula in the highly anticipated sequel to the 2002 smash. It will also once again feature her onscreen husband John Corbett (Ian Miller), Andrea Martin (Aunt Voula), Lainie Kazan (Maria Portokalos), Gia Carides (Cousin Nikki), Ian Gomez (Mike) Louis Mandylor (Nick Portokalos), Michael Constantine (Gus Portokalos), Joey Fatone (Angelo) and more.
Newcomer Elena Kampouris will also be joining the cast. The American Odyssey actress plays Toula and Ian’s daughter. In the movie, the beloved couple become overbearing when Elena starts to apply to colleges.
Back in August, Vardalos explained why she waited so long to do a second film. “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,” she told the Today show at the time. “And even though I make stuff up, I couldn’t write from a place of emotions that I didn’t know because I wasn’t a mom — and then I became a mom, so instantly, so suddenly.” (Vardalos and her husband, Gomez, who plays Mike in the movies, married in 1993 and adopted a daughter named Illaria in 2008.)
Vardalos was excited when she finally came up with a story line — and so was Corbett. “The truth is, I didn’t think it was over. 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 — I guess just about this time last year — [Nia] called and said, ‘I got an idea. What do you think? Do you want to do it?'” the Sex and the City alum, 54, added. “And nobody on this team was happier than me.”
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 hits theaters on March 25, 2016.
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