Magazine article Variety

Women Have to Write for Each Other; We Have to Hire Each Other

Magazine article Variety

Women Have to Write for Each Other; We Have to Hire Each Other

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Writer-actress Nia Vardalos charmed audiences in 2002 with surprise hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and now she's back with older and wiser life lessons in "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," due out from Universal on March 25. In the new film, she tackles issues concerning her large and eccentric Greek family that also touch her fans: mothering a teenager, finding time for one's spouse, and dealing with aging parents. Carole hörst

You are tuned into what your fans are dealing with now, 14 years later.

Women are so many things. We're sisters, mothers, wives. There are so many things we encompass. I wanted to write a movie for us too.

There are a lot of strong women in the film.

The dearth of female roles is disgusting. Instead of whining about it, I wrote the female roles with a lot of strength and depth - and knowing that Andrea Martin and Lainie Kazan could hit it out of the park. Women have to write for each other: we have to hire each other. …

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