It’s been more than 20 years since Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino returned to Tucson for the film Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since and, it turns out, one of the movie’s stars is ready to return, too!
In a new interview at the Television Critics Association press tour, Sorvino says she is 100% onboard to make a sequel to the 1997 cult comedy.
“I would be so into it,” says Sorvino. “Let the powers that be that would control the possibility of it happening decide to do it. Let’s make a sequel.”
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion starred Sorvino and Kudrow as a couple of oddballs who come up with an elaborate scheme to make themselves appear successful at their 10-year reunion.
Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Camryn Manheim, and Justin Theroux were relative unknowns when they co-starred in the film.
Sorvino says she realized how much love fans have for the film when she attended a 20th-anniversary screening last year with screenwriter Robin Schiff.
The actress says she felt like a rock star at the ’80’s prom themed-event when she and Schiff received a standing ovation from screaming fans.
Schiff actually returned to write and direct a mostly forgotten prequel called Romy and Michele: In the Beginning back in 2005.
The film aired on ABC Family (now Freeform) as a backdoor pilot and starred Katherine Heigl and Alexandra Breckenridge as the title characters.
Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), it was universally panned by critics and suffered poor ratings, so the network neglected to move forward on a series.
Schiff originally created the characters for her play Ladies Room, which was adapted into a sitcom pilot called Just Temporary in 1989. Kudrow played the role in the play, the sitcom pilot, and then later in the film.