‘Bridesmaids’ director: There may be a sequel
“Bridesmaids,” last weekend’s hit movie, could return to the big screen in sequel format, says director Paul Feig.
In an interview with New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, Feig said another film has been discussed.
“Who knows? I mean, it depends how we do in the next couple weeks, but I know there’s definitely … it’s already been brought up,” Feig said. “So, um, you know, when you get a group that’s this deep and this good, it’s a crime to not use them again. You just want to make sure that you do it as well as you did the first one and try to make it better, even. So, we’re up for the challenge.”
The movie, which grossed $26.2 million and took second place at the box office in its debut weekend, is a female-centered comedy that follows Kristen Wiig’s lonely character as her best friend Lillian plans her wedding. Considered by some as a girls’ answer to “The Hangover,” “Bridesmaids” features women engaging in unconventional, crude and socially unacceptable behavior. The ladies belch, swear, have embarrassing flatulent encounters, and get into trouble with the law. While these mishaps are humorous to some audience members, “Bridesmaids” wasn’t well received by all. Feig, however, focuses on the positive reviews.
“We’re like at 89 or 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which means most people like us,” Feig told the publication. “But then the people that don’t like us really don’t like us, so I think either they’re being contrarian or they just don’t like this kind of comedy, which is fine. Comedy is a very personal thing, but I like the people who like us.”