Disney Plus announced recently that it is ready to bring back the cult classic Hocus Pocus to people’s screens. Now the original cast, including Bette Midler, has confirmed that they are interested in the sequel.
According to Entertainment Tonight, actress Bette Midler said that she is ready to take part in the sequel. She said, “Oh my goodness me. Oh I hope they get to me before I’m a corpse. We wanna fly again.”
The 73-year-old actress added, “I hope Disney+ is a big success and I hope we get to do it, because [Winifred] is of course one of my favorite characters. I mean she’s, in the zeitgeist. I have met people — I’ve met grownup people, like 40-year-olds, 50-year-olds — who say, ‘Oh I remember that! Hocus Pocus! I was brought up on that.’ It’s so mortifying ’cause I still look 35.”
The original film was released back in 1993. The horror film starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as three sisters. They played the role of witches Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson respectively.
Midler further added, “I can’t wait to read the script. We’re gonna see what happens.” Talking about her fellow cast members she shared, “We actually talk about it whenever we see each other. We laugh, we say, ‘Oh, wouldn’t it be great if?’ Because all of us had pretty much the same experience on it.”
Kathy Najimy also talked about the Hocus Pocus sequel. She said, “I heard about it online the same time as [everyone else]. But here’s the honest answer: Sarah and Bette and I all have a million projects and things that we’re into, so I don’t know if they’re gonna offer us roles.”
“I don’t know if the worlds are going to collide so that we could all three do it at the same time,” Najimy also added. “But I’m happy that it’s happening, because the fans are really rabid and they really want it. And if we’re not all available to star in it, I think it would be so great to do a cameo. I think that’d be really fun.”
Furthermore, S*x and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker replied to a fan’s comment confirming her interest in the movie.
Disney Plus will launch in the United States on November 12.
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