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22nd Mar 2022

Lisa Kudrow wants a ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’ sequel and so do we

Laura Grainger

We’d watch it Time After Time…

Lisa Kudrow reunited with her Friends on-camera last year, and now she’s ready to head back to school for a reunion of our favourite Post-It inventors.

The 58-year-old has said that she and Mira Sorvino would love to reprise their roles for a sequel to their 1997 comedy, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

Appearing on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live on Monday, Lisa revealed that the original film’s writer, Robin Schiff, has “definitely been approached to start thinking of a sequel”.

Andy then asked if she and her former co-star would do it “if the script goes right”.

“Yeah,” the actress replied. “I think it could be fun.”

The prospect of a sequel came up during her interview when a caller rang in to ask, following Lisa and Mira’s tribute to the film at the SAG Awards last month.

In the comedy, the two played a pair of charmingly ditzy best friends who planned to make an impression at their high school reunion, ten years on from graduation.

Presenting together at the awards ceremony last month, Lisa and Mira transformed back into Romy and Michele – some 25 years after the film’s release.

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ played as the pair made their way onstage in colour-coordinated outfits that referenced their characters’ iconic pink-and-blue reunion looks.

“You look cute,” Mira told Lisa in Romy’s voice.

“I know, thanks,” her costar replied, adding: “So do you, of course. Do you think this is the cutest anyone’s ever looked at an awards show?”

Mira also took out a couple of Post-Its, which their characters had hilariously claimed to have invented in order to impress former classmates, and pretended that the nominees for outstanding ensemble in a comedy series were listed on them.

It’s not the first time the pair have showed a willingness to return as Romy and Michele. At the Creative Coalition’s sixth annual Television Humanitarian Awards in 2020, Mira said she hoped a sequel would eventually come to fruition.

“It’s not in my hands. It’s up to Disney,” she said. “I would be so grateful if they would decide to do it.

“I know that Lisa and that Robin Schiff is interested in it,” she continued, adding that other cast members would potentially be up for it.

“Maybe Alan [Cumming] is interested in it. I don’t know. I heard that maybe Janeane [Garofalo] is interested in it.

“I love Lisa and I would do anything just to work with her again in any capacity,” she added. “That would be a joy.”

Fingers, toes and everything else crossed.