Maybe we’re beating a dead horse here. But we prefer to think of it as being really devoted journalists when we keep asking everyone involved in Bridesmaids about the possibility of a sequel. At the Oscars, director Paul Feig skirted the question, saying, “Ask Kristen!” Kristen Wiig told the Hollywood Reporter that she and co-writer “aren’t planning a sequel. We are writing something else.” Universal seemed to be toying with the idea of milking that cash cow with or without her. The movie’s breakout star, Melissa McCarthy, said she thinks that’s a terrible idea. But Wendi McLendon-Covey gave us a little more hope, saying it’s all a matter of time — and someone coming up with an idea that’s even better than the first.
So how about the movie’s unassuming heartthrob, Chris O’Dowd? He seems on the fence. “I don’t know, it’s tough,” he told VH1 News on the red carpet of Epix’s Secret Policeman’s Ball last weekend. “It’s hard because, my instinct would be no, it’s done. But the thing is, it’s a really fun bunch of people, so it would be kind of — it’s hard from both sides. But I think, you know, it’s a good piece of work, so maybe just leave it.”
He does have a point or two. Maybe we should be rooting for a completely different story with the same “fun bunch of people” — they can forever be known as the Bridesmaids Bunch! Please?
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