A third ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ movie has started filming in Greece

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star Nia Vardalos this week gave her Instagram followers both a Greek lesson and the best news of their day.The actress said in a post that a third film in the franchise is now in production in Greece — and that she’s directing it. She cheekily dropped the latter news by sharing the Greek word for “director.”Related video above: Nia Vardalos teases ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’She also thanked the eager fans for their “lovely messages” as they awaited news on the next installment.”We’re filming in the beautiful Plaka of Athens,” she said.The sequel will be dedicated to Michael Constantine, who played Gus and died in August 2021, and will follow the wedding of Toula (Vardalos) and Ian’s (John Corbett) daughter, Paris, according to Deadline. Vardalos paid tribute to Constantine after his death last year in an Instagram post.”He told me he wouldn’t be able to join us for the third film and his wish was that we go on,” she wrote. “I wrote the screenplay to reflect Michael’s decision and will always treasure his last messages to me, hoping we were filming soon.”The original film, which debuted in 2002, tells the story of Toula, a single Greek woman whose family wants her to marry another Greek man, but she ends up with an American teacher named Ian. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” came out in 2016 and allows the audience to catch up with Toula and Ian’s 17-year-old daughter. The film ended with Paris (Elena Kampouris) inviting her crush, Bennett (Alex Wolff) to prom. Some wonder whether the plot of the third film will include Paris and Bennett’s wedding. A release date has not been announced.Hearst Magazines contributed to this report.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star Nia Vardalos this week gave her Instagram followers both a Greek lesson and the best news of their day.

The actress said in a post that a third film in the franchise is now in production in Greece — and that she’s directing it. She cheekily dropped the latter news by sharing the Greek word for “director.”

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Related video above: Nia Vardalos teases ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’

She also thanked the eager fans for their “lovely messages” as they awaited news on the next installment.

“We’re filming in the beautiful Plaka of Athens,” she said.

The sequel will be dedicated to Michael Constantine, who played Gus and died in August 2021, and will follow the wedding of Toula (Vardalos) and Ian’s (John Corbett) daughter, Paris, according to Deadline.

Vardalos paid tribute to Constantine after his death last year in an Instagram post.

“He told me he wouldn’t be able to join us for the third film and his wish was that we go on,” she wrote. “I wrote the screenplay to reflect Michael’s decision and will always treasure his last messages to me, hoping we were filming soon.”

The original film, which debuted in 2002, tells the story of Toula, a single Greek woman whose family wants her to marry another Greek man, but she ends up with an American teacher named Ian.

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” came out in 2016 and allows the audience to catch up with Toula and Ian’s 17-year-old daughter. The film ended with Paris (Elena Kampouris) inviting her crush, Bennett (Alex Wolff) to prom.

Some wonder whether the plot of the third film will include Paris and Bennett’s wedding. A release date has not been announced.

Hearst Magazines contributed to this report.

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