Actress Katherine Heigl has seen some highs and lows in her career but is now keen to return to one of her most popular roles. In a new interview, Heigl reveals that she has an idea for a follow-up to her 2008 romantic comedy, 27 Dresses.
In the original, Heigl played a woman who had been a bridesmaid 27 times, literally inhabiting the phrase “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.”
As you might expect, Heigl’s character soon meets a man who shares her cynical view of weddings and by the end the two walk down the aisle themselves.
Heigl not only has a story concept for a sequel that keeps that familiar scenario while advancing her character’s storyline, she even has a title!
“I think that maybe it’s not 10 years later in their relationship, maybe it’s only 5 or 6 years, but she’s not getting pregnant,” says Heigl.
“She’s everybody’s godmother, but she doesn’t have her own,” she continues. “I think it would be really sweet and charming and interesting. 27 Christenings!”
Added further fuel to the fire, Heigl reveals that she’s in close contact with her 27 Dresses co-stars, James Marsden and Edward Burns.
The actress reveals that she and Burns are planning to team up on an unrelated project, while she frequently runs into Marsden at parties and restaurants.
Heigl first came to prominence with her Emmy award-winning role on the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy, on which she co-starred from 2005-2010.
After leaving the show, the actress continued her movie career in films that seemed to garner worse and worse reviews with each new release.
Heigl then returned to television in 2014 with the NBC espionage thriller State of Affairs, which debuted to negative reviews and was canceled after three months. Her follow-up series, Doubt, on CBS didn’t fare much better and was canceled after one season.