Jamie Lee Curtis has hinted at a possible sequel for the film “Freaky Friday!”
In the Hollywood flick, which premiered in August 2003, Curtis had starred alongside Lindsay Lohan, who played her on-screen daughter, Anna. The film quickly became a critically acclaimed comedy, raking in over $160 million at the Box Office. Now, the 64-year-old has shared her excitement at working on a second part of the film with Lohan.
Jamie Lee Curtis Expresses Joy For Upcoming ‘Freaky Friday’ Sequel
When fans saw Curtis revealed on the red carpet of the Producers Guild Awards on February 25, they did not expect her to make their day. However, that was what the actress did as she engaged in an interview that saw her revealing that she and Lohan were more than happy to reprise their roles in a follow-up to the comedy.
“It’s going to happen. Without saying there’s anything officially happening, I’m looking at you in this moment and saying, ‘Of course it’s going to happen.’ It’s going to happen,” Curtis gushed to Variety.
Although the beloved scream queen did not say anything more, fans recalled when she reminisced about her time on “Freaky Friday,” with a throwback shot of herself and Lohan. For the pic, the “Halloween” actress wore a purple scarf, a black top, and a matching leather jacket, while her on-screen daughter rocked a white lace top and a velvet jacket.
Both stars wore a smile as Lohan placed her hand around Curtis’ shoulder and leaned on her. The “True Lies” actress tagged the singer and Disney to the post, which she captioned, “It’s Friday. I’m just sayin! Freaky fingers crossed!” In response, the 36-year-old dropped a fingers crossed emoji alongside heart-eyes and hands-up emoticons — causing fans to erupt with even more excitement.
“Oh God, it’s (almost) Happening!!! Please, Disney!!!!,” one person exclaimed, as another gushed, “whaaaaaaa!????!! 😍😍😍.” A third fan wrote, “Not to be dramatic but if this doesn’t happen lIl explode or something,” and a fourth asked if it was possible to trend the request for a sequel on Twitter.
While the Instagram post was a significant update, Curtis has been offering hints at the “Freaky Friday” sequel since last year. In November, The Blast reported that the Primetime Emmy Awards winner told “TODAY” that it was only logical for her and Lohan to reprise their roles. In her words:
“The music, Lindsay (Lohan)… it’s just a great movie and it makes kind of a little bit of sense that we would do it again.”
The mother-of-two further admitted that she wanted her character — Dr. Tess Coleman — to be a grandmother, citing the comedic effect of seeing Lohan act that role as her reason.
The ‘Anything But Love’ Actress Joins ‘Nepo Baby’ Debate With Throwback Image
Since the conversation about ‘nepo babies’ began last December, several privileged stars have continued to join in. Curtis became one of its many contributors when she took to Instagram to rant about the harm the debate was causing.
According to The Blast, the Austin Film Critics Association winner uploaded two photos of herself and her well-known parents — Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis — along with a lengthy caption that began:
“There’s not a day in my professional life that goes by without my being reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars.”
After Curtis claimed that the ‘nepo baby’ debate was “just designed to try to diminish and denigrate and hurt,” the Golden Globe Award winner reflected on her career, which has spanned over four decades.
With her experience so far, the actress admitted to navigating Hollywood “with the advantages my associated and reflected fame” brought her. Still reflecting on her career, Curtis added:
“It’s curious how we immediately make assumptions and snide remarks that someone related to someone else who is famous in their field for their art would somehow have no talent whatsoever. I have come to learn that is simply not true.”
The children’s books author then emphasized her work with “thousands of thousands of people,” encouraging her to “bring integrity and professionalism and love and community and art to my work.” Curtis concluded the statement by reminding her followers to “try to find that quiet voice” that reminded them to “BE KIND, BE KIND; BE KIND.”