FOUR THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MY BIG FAT GREEK WED­DING 2

…but we got cre­ator, star and proud Win­nipeg­ger Nia Varda­los to tell us.

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1. The 14-year wait for the se­quel was all her fault. “I al­ways knew a se­quel would in­volve Toula as a par­ent, and in re­al­ity it was very dif­fi­cult for me to be­come preg­nant. Can you imag­ine a press tour with me hav­ing gone through all th­ese fer­til­ity treat­ments on a quest to be a mom and peo­ple are like, ‘Well, where’s your baby?’” [Varda­los now has a daugh­ter.] 2. The film has a very sim­ple mes­sage. “No mat­ter what your age is, no one is go­ing to give you what you need un­less you ask for it.” 3. It’s a fam­ily af­fair. “My par­ents, brother and sis­ters were back­ground ac­tors in the wed­ding-re­cep­tion scene. We played mu­sic and joined hands, and I had my cast fam­ily danc­ing with my real fam­ily.” 4. She couldn’t ne­glect her BFFs. “I wrote parts for my two clos­est girl­friends—Tan­nis Bur­nett and Kathryn Green­wood—and they play my neme­ses in the movie. We walked around set like, ‘We’re in a movie to­gether! You—get us a smoothie.’ But we’re so Cana­dian that then we’re like, ‘Wait, let me help you make that.’” h

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