Nia Vardalos confirms ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ is in the works and will be filmed in Greece


Popular Greek Canadian actress, Nia Vardalos, has officially confirmed on Instagram that a My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 film is in the works and will be filmed in Greece.

“Yes it is true that for over a year we have been trying to film a script that I wrote called, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. But what is also true is that we’re not filming… We are an independent film and apparently independent films cannot get insurance,” Vardalos says in the video.

“When we get film insurance, we are going to Greece to film.”

Vardalos then went on to say that everyone is welcome to be a part of the film.

“I just wanted to explain this to you so that perhaps some of you, although I love your enthusiasm, can stop calling my mum’s house and asking if you can be in it. Yes, everyone can be in it if we can just get the insurance!” she exclaimed.

Vardalos played Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos in the first film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, where her character falls in love with a “xeno” (non-Greek) Ian Miller.

The first My Big Fat Greek Wedding film was a huge success.

At the time, the film became the highest grossing romantic comedy of all time, grossing $241.4 million in North America, and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

The film sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, was released on March 25, 2016 and only grossed $90 million at the box office with cameos by Rita Wilson and John Stamos.

But many were still waiting with bated breath for the announcement of a third film and it seems that day has finally come!

READ MORE: On This Day: Oscar-nominated actress, Nia Vardalos, was born.




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Nikos Papastergiadis set to release literary memoir ‘John Berger and Me’

Giramondo have announced the publication of a new literary memoir John Berger and Me, written by sociologist Nikos Papastergiadis.

Garden guru Costa Georgiadis is the subject of the 2024 Bradley’s

Popular TV host of Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis is the subject of this year's Bradley art prize by the ABC.

Victorian MPs abandon plans to establish a Parliamentary Friends of Azerbaijan group

Advocacy by Greeks, Cypriots, and Armenians has resulted in Victorian MPs abandoning plans to establish Parliamentary Friends of Azerbaijan.

George Calombaris’ Greek street food favourite Gazi returns

Chef George Calombaris is bringing back his Greek street food favourite Gazi after almost five years. Read more here.

Turkey creates ‘digital twin’ of Hagia Sophia

The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism has finalised a complete scan of Hagia Sophia to create its perfect "digital twin."

You May Also Like

In Photos: Pancretan Association of Melbourne welcomes Evzones with dinner event

With some lyra and traditional delicacies, the Pancretan Association of Melbourne welcomed the Evzones to the Cretan Village on Tuesday.

NBA family, sporting world and global community rocked after death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant

The world has been left shocked today, as it was announced that basketball legend Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on January 26th,...

Sophie Cotsis among MPs who spearheaded pop-up vaccination hub at Campsie hotspot

People aged 16 to 39 are turning up in huge numbers at the Orion Function Centre in Campsie as part of a four-day vaccination blitz.