Mira Sorvino told E! News that she and the former Friends star have been inundated with requests for the pair to make a sequel. Most recently, while the 46-year-old was making an appearance at Comic Con in San Diego last week to promote her new BBC America series Intruders, fans asked “Why aren’t Romy and Michele at Comic Con”, to which Sorvino comically responded, “It’s not a current movie”. It was like, 17 whole years ago?
Directing her comments to the group behind the original production, Sorvino told E! News in LA, “Disney, if you’re listening, everybody wants it!” The actress also told how the film’s original screenwriter, Robin Schiff, was keen to make a follow-up film too, saying “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. I don’t think they realise what a cult phenomenon it has become. I mean people dress up as us for Halloween”.
In the original film, the two actresses played a pair 28-year-old best friends who had moved from Tucson, Arizona to LA in hopes of creating impressive new lives, after enduring torture from the popular crowd at school. When they fail to reach their goals including “bagging (rich) boyfriends, losing weight and getting better jobs”, the sassy but superficial pair are forced to invent stories of fake careers – “inventing post-its” – to impress their formerly dismissive classmates at their impending high school reunion. Anyway, it’s totally classic quote-heavy, like this one:
In 2005, someone made the horrible decision to create a straight-to-TV prequel to the film, titled Romy & Michele: In The Beginning, which was panned by critics and rejected by fans, who were appalled by the lack of an original cast and the addition of Katherine Heigl, who despite playing the character of Romy, acted in the manner of Michele, which didn’t go down with the film’s hardcore fans.
If you’ve still not found yourself overcome with the desire to search Netflix for Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, watch the best bits below.
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