x

Culture

My Big, Fat Greek Sneak Peek

In 2002, My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, written by Nia Vardalos, who also starred in the leading role as Toula Portokalos, came out of nowhere to become the highest-grossing romantic comedy in American film history – and the highest-grossing film of all time never to rise all the way to #1 at the U.S. box office.  Despite never being at the very top, it maintained a huge following among Americans as a whole, beside, of course, being discussed endlessly to this day in Greek-American households, its many funny lines uttered over and over again.

“What about the sequel?” fans would ask Vardalos, she told USA Today. They waited, and waited, and waited. And now, the wait is over.

Next March 25 – appropriately, Greek Independence Day – My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding 2 will be released in theaters.

The film stars Vardalos and John Corbett, who plays her on-screen non-Greek husband Ian Miller, and reprising their roles as Toula’s parents, Gus and Maria, are Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan.

Andrea Marin also reprises her role as Aunt Voula, and Hollywood heavyweight couple Tom Hanks and his Greek-American wife, Rita Wilson, are once again producers.

Though Vardalos doesn’t reveal much about the plot, she did tell USA today that the sequel deals with “angst and anger” from their daughter, now a teenager, and their own “relationship lull” stemming from their focus on their child and not enough on one another.

New to the film is another well-known Greek-American actor, John Stamos.

 

 

RELATED

LONDON - A second generation Greek-Cypriot in London, Georgina Hayden has used her heritage to write cookbooks showing off recipes from her homeland and her latest, Greekish, offers everything from Baklava cheesecake to Burnt Butter Eggs and Goat’s Cheese.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

It’s Not as World-Famous as Ramen or Sushi. But the Humble Onigiri is Soul Food in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The word “onigiri” became part of the Oxford English Dictionary this year, proof that the humble sticky-rice ball and mainstay of Japanese food has entered the global lexicon.

DENVER - His Eminence Metropolitan Constantine of Denver was enthroned on Saturday June 22 at the Assumption Cathedral in Denver, CO.

The first weekend of summer brought a tragic yet familiar pattern for American cities wracked by gun violence as mass shootings left dozens dead or wounded at a party in Alabama, an entertainment district in Ohio and a grocery in Arkansas.

PARIS (AP) — Dior staged an homage to sport on the eve of the Paris Olympics on the grounds of the Musée Rodin on the first day of Paris Couture Week on Monday.

ATHENS - This week, a cohort of SNF Paideia Fellows visited SNF's headquarters in Greece as part of an annual trip to Athens to celebrate their completion of the program.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.