Nia Vardalos prepares for filming in Corfu
Greek-Canadian actor, director, screenwriter and producer Nia Vardalos prepares to shoot My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 in Corfu.
Filming will take place all over Greece and the film crew will be in Corfu from July 5th to August 3rd.
The production team is looking for adults of all ages who would like to participate as paid extras.
Interested persons should send two photos – one full-face and one full-body – along with their full name and phone number to [email protected]
Alexandra Pagiataki: 6947 425779
Jo Capralou: 6980 043969
The actress revealed that she has completed the script for the third film in the rom-com franchise and hopes to shoot soon.
Vardalos posted a photo with co-stars Lainie Kazan, Louis Mandylor and Gia Carides, and shared that the film is dedicated to the late Michael Constantine, the actor who portrayed his father, Gus.
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“Real-life friends are the reason our movies are so fun to make,” Vardalos wrote, adding that the four “have come together to honor the memory of Michael Constantine, may he rest in peace.” .
“He had told me that he couldn’t join us for the third film and his wish was that we continue. I wrote the script to reflect Michael’s decision and will always treasure his final messages, hoping we’ll be filming soon,” she continued, explaining that the different variants of COVID-19 “have made indies difficult. , but we are hopeful.
Jokingly writing to stop calling her mum to ask her to be in the third movie or share their plot ideas, she confirmed, “The script is done. ✏️ (And no Toula and Ian aren’t Grand parents !).
“We miss you Michael, thank you for bringing my words to life with such passion and accuracy, you will always be with us. ❤️,” she concluded.
Constantine died Aug. 31 after years of battling an undisclosed illness. He was 94 years old. At the time, the I Hate Valentine’s Day actress shared a heartfelt tribute to her on-screen dad.
“Michael Constantine, the father of our cast family, a gift to the written word and forever a friend,” the Great American Baking Show host tweeted on Sept. 8. “Acting with him came with an outpouring of love and pleasure. I will cherish this man who brought Gus to life. He made us laugh so much and deserves a rest now. We love you, Michel.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is based on the life story of Nia herself and how she grew up in a large but tight-knit Greek family.
There may not have been a star cast, but the project went on to become one of the highest-grossing rom-coms of all time, grossing $368m (£282m) worldwide.
fans of the movie might be shocked to learn that it almost didn’t get made at all.
“#MyBigFatGreekWedding turns 20 today,” Nia began in a thread. tweet.
#MyBigFatGreekWedding 20 years old today. 🎂 When the agents/managers said my script wasn’t good and the actors shouldn’t write, I remember wondering why they were angry. They fired me. So, I changed the material to a solo show. @RitaWilson I saw the room and I said, ‘it should be a
— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) April 19, 2022
“When the agents/managers said my script wasn’t good and the actors shouldn’t write, I remember wondering why they were mad. They fired me. So I changed the material into a one-man show. @RitaWilson saw the play and said, ‘This should be a movie.’
Nia said she then handed him the script and a creator and producer made the film with her as the lead.
Detailing the film’s success, she continued, “We premiered in 106 theaters, expanded to more, for over a year.” Loving people loved him, and again some were snide, hateful.
“I’ve been nominated for everything, I’ve gone on to write and star in movies that make people happy, I’ve employed hundreds of people, I’ve written and acted in a New York Times play Critics Pick which has been authorized hundreds of times, I wrote a bestselling book which produced Adopted Children.
And the most important lesson she learned from all of this? To never give up.
“Some people who don’t create anything, including jobs to make things better, will tell you what you’re doing is wrong. You cannot force anyone to embrace change, marginalized voices or new ideas. So love yourself. And write your story.
Fans praised Nia for her honest and inspiring tweets, thanking her for the reminder to “just do you”.
“I needed it more than ever,” one tweeted.
“I love the story @NiaVardalos is sharing here. Just because your idea gets rejected doesn’t mean it’s not creative or won’t work,” another shared.
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