Lisa Kudrow Says She Thinks a 'Romy and Michele' Sequel Would Be 'Really Fun' (Exclusive)
By Mona Khalifeh
Lisa Kudrow is all in for a Romy And Michele's High School Reunion sequel. ET's Matt Cohen spoke to Kudrow at the premiere of her new film, Better Nate Than Never in Hollywood Tuesday, where she dished on the possibility of revisiting the '90s classic.
"Tell Disney you want a sequel!" Kudrow said when asked what it would take for her to return for part two. "Robin Schiff will figure it out. She's got ideas brewing."
Kudrow told ET she'd be on board too, adding that it would be interesting what Romy and Michele are up to these days.
"Yeah, I would. I think it would be really fun," the Friends actress revealed. "And then a little like, 'What are they like at our age?'"
Fans got a glimpse of what a Romy and Michele sequel would look like at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month, when she and her former co-star, Mira Sorvino, reunited to present the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The pair paid tribute to their iconic bestie characters from the beloved classic with a hilarious monologue and the bright pink and shimmering blue suits they rocked for the occasion, which thematically inspired by the iconic styles they made famous in the 1997 comedy.
While fans will have to wait and see if their Romy and Michele dreams come true, they won't have to wait for a new movie from Kudrow. In the 58-year-old actresses' latest film, she plays Aunt Heidi, the former Broadway star aunt of Nate Foster, a struggling middle schooler who looks to his aunt to help him achieve his dream of seeing his name in lights.
Kudrow said she very much enjoyed working on the "incredible" Tim Federle-directed film, based on his 2013 novel of the same name.
"Very much. I enjoyed working on this incredible...It is an incredible, I've seen it. I'm excited to see it," Kudrow said of the family film that Cohen said brought him to tears. "When someone's just being their true self and everything goes right, you want to cry."
Unlike, Nate's character who was often passed up for roles before his aunt helped him get his big break, Kudrow said there's never been a role she wanted that she didn't get.
"No, I don't have regrets," she admitted. "I don't. I'm not kidding. I just say, 'Alright, it wasn't meant to be.'"
As far as working with the film's teen stars, Rueby Wood (Nate Foster), 15 and Aria Brooks (Libby), 16, Kudrow said she was blown away.
"Rueby and Aria. They blew me away. They were so great. They were so nice," Kudrow gushed. "And we got to like, hangout. Not out. But, in between, we all were in the same space, in the same room, and it was great. I loved talking to them a lot. They always knew their lines. And if they didn't, it was OK, and who cares, I never know my lines. So, that's OK."
"No, I did," she continued. "They were great. They're amazing kids."
Better Nate Than Never starts streaming April 1 on Disney+.