Jamie Lee Curtis says she and Lindsay Lohan are committed to 'Freaky Friday' sequel if Disney is up for it
Is Y2K really back? It for sure feels like it! Lindsay Lohan (who millennials had certified to be the queen of early 2000s movies) said she and Jamie Lee Curtis would be down for 'Freaky Friday' if the opportunity knocks. Imagine a sequel for 'Freaky Friday' after almos 20 years, like 'Mean Girls' character Gretchen Wieners used to say "it will be so fetch." Recently Curtis was seen on the red carpet for the 'Knives Out' sequel, 'Glass Onion' where she was seen talking about her 'Freaky Friday' co-star and how they both are rooting for it.
Regardless, prior to this, Lohan revealed that Curtis had emailed her while she was on set for 'The Holiday' movie. Despite their apparent excitement for the project, Disney hasn't announced it yet. Imagine a sequel of some of the most popular sequel movies like, 'Freaky Friday,' and 'Mean Girls' with the OG cast, we're sure it would be iconic.
On the red carpet of 'Glass Onion,' Curtis spoke to Variety about how both she and Lindsay Lohan are "committed" to making another 'Freaky Friday.' Furthermore, she finished by saying, "It’s not ours to make - it’s Disney’s [decision] to make, and I think they’re interested, and we are talking."
Jamie Lee Curtis says that both she and Lindsay Lohan are "committed" to making another #FreakyFriday: "It’s not ours to make — it’s Disney’s to make, and I think they’re interested, and we are talking." #GlassOnion https://t.co/oQGYpLE0X4 pic.twitter.com/tQ1BSH0UPm— Variety (@Variety) November 15, 2022
In a recent interview, Curtis appeared on The View and shared her thoughts on the future of body-swapping movies. She noted that it feels like this sort of play for Millenial nostalgia would fit right into Disney's larger efforts in that department lately. "Let me be the grandma! Let me be the old grandma who has to take care- who switches places," Curtis said. "So then Lindsay gets to be the sexy grandma, who's still, you know, happy with Mark Harmon in all the ways you would be happy with Mark Harmon … And simply, I would like to see Lindsay be the hot grandma, and I would like to see me try to deal with toddlers- today. I wanna be a helicopter parent in today's world as an old lady," she added.
'Freaky Friday' is a fantasy-comedy film directed by Mark Waters and written by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon. It is based on Mary Rodgers's 1972 novel of the same name. It stars Curtis and Lohan as a mother and daughter, respectively, whose bodies are switched by a mysterious and magical Chinese fortune cookie. 'Freaky Friday' received largely positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances (particularly that of Curtis and Lohan). However, the transformation scene was criticized. The film was also a commercial success, grossing over $160 million worldwide on a budget of $26 million.