In 2002, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” opened on 108 screens, and thanks to major word-of-mouth buzz, went on to earn a domestic gross of $241 million. The film was made for $5 million. Fourteen years later, the $18 million sequel hits 3,000 screens this weekend.
Women and Hollywood spoke with writer and star of the franchise, Nia Vardalos. She discussed how she’s working towards gender equality, her excitement about being reunited with the cast from the original film and why she’s unhappy that “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is being pitted against “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
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