Opa! Practically six years after My Large Fats Greek Marriage ceremony 2 reunited the comedic forged onscreen, they’re able to make extra film magic as soon as once more with a 3rd movie within the franchise.
“I’ve an announcement. So, we’re in Greece filming My Large Fats Greek Marriage ceremony 3,” Nia Vardalos, who starred as Toula Portokalos within the first two movies, defined in a June 2022 Instagram video. “Thanks a lot for the stunning messages and ready. I’m in a little bit room on the brink of go down and movie.”
The Canada native, who additionally penned the movies, defined that they have been filming in “the attractive Plaka of Athens” earlier than instructing her followers the Greek phrase for director. She quipped: “Guess who the director is? It’s me!”
Along with her social media video, Vardalos used her caption to thank manufacturing firms Playtone, Gold Circle, HBO and Focus, in addition to devoted followers for “a lot love and gratitude” because the group waited to movie in Greece.
Vardalos’ My Large Fats Greek Marriage ceremony, which was launched in 2002, adopted 30-something Toula as she labored in her household’s Greek restaurant in Chicago whereas dodging their numerous matchmaking makes an attempt. She vows to take management of her life by enrolling in a pc class at a neighborhood school and dealing for her aunt’s journey company. Quickly, she falls in love with schoolteacher Ian Miller (John Corbett). Whereas the household is initially shocked that Ian is just not Greek, they ultimately come round to throw an enormous Greek wedding ceremony celebration.
The movie, which earned Vardalos an Academy Award nomination for Finest Authentic Screenplay, went on to encourage My Large Fats Greek Marriage ceremony 2 through which Toula and Ian are elevating their daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) as she prepares to go away the nest for school.
“I believe [Nia] did an important job with actually placing herself in there and form of mixing issues up and sitting again and taking 15 years to write down the script,” costar Joey Fatone, who performed Toula’s cousin Angelo, completely advised Us Weekly in November 2015. “I believe all of it paid off. I believe it’s going to be actually good.”
A number of years after the primary sequel got here out in March 2016, the My Life in Ruins star was arduous at work on a script for the third movie, which she hoped would honor Michael Constantine, the actor who performed the Portokalos household patriarch, after his August 2021 loss of life.
“Mates in actual life are why our movies are a lot enjoyable to make. Cousin Nikki @gia.carides & brother Nick @louismandylorofficial & mother, @lainie_kazan gathered to honor the reminiscence of Michael Constantine, could he relaxation in peace,” Vardalos wrote by way of Instagram that October. “He had advised me he wouldn’t be capable to be part of us for the third movie and his want was that we go on. I wrote the screenplay to mirror Michael’s choice and can at all times treasure his final messages to me, hoping we have been filming quickly.”
She concluded her submit: “We miss you Michael, thanks for bringing my phrases to life with such ardour and accuracy, you’ll at all times be with us. ❤️”
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