This Is Why There’ll Never Be A Bridesmaids Sequel


by Katie Rosseinsky |
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When Bridesmaids arrived in cinemas back in 2011, it felt like a breath of fresh air. A rom-com that focused on the latter rather than the former, filled with brilliant female characters that - shocker horror - didn't feel like one-dimensional stereotypes brought to life, the Kristen Wiig-helmed film immediately won over legions of fans and became one of our most quoted movies ('Help me, I'm poor' springs to mind...)

If you're holding out for a sequel that recreates the magic, however, you'll be disappointed to learn that director Paul Feig has pretty much ruled out the possibility of picking up the story. Given that 'sequel fatigue' is an all too frequent phenomenon for filmgoers right now, though, we can certainly get on board with his reasoning...

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Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival, Feig revealed that the question of whether or not a sequel will eventually happen is 'really up to Kristen,' who played lead character Annie, before explaining why he believes that 'sequels are dangerous.'

'People always say they want a sequel to Bridesmaids, but the whole reason that movie worked was [the main character] is a mess and she learned how to repair her life, so you can’t do a sequel and she’s a mess and has to repair her life again,' he said. Need a case in point? See the diminishing returns of the Bridget Jones series...

'People tend to think the artifice around all that is what made the movie great, but it was really that emotional journey. And so you almost kind of have to be careful of [sequels]’ he concluded. After all, surely it's better to leave Bridesmaids as it is, without the prospect of a potentially disappointing sequel ruining its legacy...

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