'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Will Have a Mother's Touch

If you've been wondering why it took 14 YEARS to get a sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the answer is simple: motherhood. 

The writer and star, Nia Vardalos, told US TODAY "it was entirely my fault", as she wanted to wait to become a mum before starting on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

"I wanted to wait until motherhood, and luckily I did recently become a mother and I started writing on my daughter's first day of kindergarten," she told American audiences.

(FYI, Nia's daughter is now 11 - which goes to show just how long it takes to make a movie!)

Nia also said so much had changed in the personal lives of the cast members, and they wanted to draw on this experience for the new film.

Cast members, including Nia, Joey Fatone (who, need I remind you, started his career as a member of N*Sync!), Lainie Kazan and Andrea Martin fawned over each other during the TODAY interview, remarking on how much they resemble a real Greek family.

"We love each other! It was really joyous to be on set, but we felt sorry for our director, because this is us on set ..." Nia said before they all erupt into loud, fast-paced chatter. 

Watch the TODAY interview here: (Post continues after video)

The first movie followed the Portokalous family as Nia's character Toula chooses to marry a man who isn't Greek.

The movie, which tapped into the heart of many immigrant families living in Western nations, was a massive hit and became the highest grossing rom-com of all time.

Fans have high hopes for the soon-to-be-released sequel, which will follow Toula and Ian's marriage - plus one rebellious teenage daughter! 

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will hit cinemas in Australia on March 21. 



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