Ever since it first aired back in 2003, Mark Waters’ adaptation of Freaky Friday became a massive hit. The dynamic mother-daughter duo that swaps bodies, played by Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, stole viewers’ hearts. Fans have been hoping for a sequel, and now that Lohan is back on screen, things are looking up. Curtis herself said that she’d “love nothing more” than to work with Lohan again.
Exciting News From Jamie Lee Curtis
When they met on the set of Freaky Friday, Curtis and Lohan instantly bonded, and the two actresses have stayed in touch ever since. Earlier this month, the Halloween star attended the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery premiere in LA. There, she spoke to the media about a possible sequel to the hit 2003 movie, saying that “there’s a lot of good talk going on.”
What Would the Sequel Look Like?
Jamie Lee Curtis has long talked about wanting to share the screen with Lindsay Lohan again, especially as a sequel to their iconic mother-daughter body-swap movie. When asked what a possible sequel to Freaky Friday would look like, Curtis said she’d love to play an “old grandma” that gets to switch bodies with her daughter (a.k.a. Lohan). That way, Lindsay can see what it’s like to be a fun, older woman who is still happy with her husband (played by Mark Harmon).
So, while Lohan gets to be a hot grandma, Curtis would love to see what it would be like to “deal with toddlers today” and be a “helicopter parent” as an old lady. Curtis first pitched her idea about the sequel in October, and it seems like Lohan totally supports the idea.
Lindsay Lohan Is on Board
As Lohan is currently promoting her first Christmas movie, Falling for Christmas, she recently sat down with Jimmy Fallon to talk about her career revival and future plans. When asked about a possible reunion with Jamie Lee Curtis for Freaky Friday 2, she shared that she’d definitely be “into it.” The two actresses had, in fact, been talking about it for a while and are both on board for a possible sequel.
The reason so many people are rooting for a Freaky Friday sequel is not only the movie’s comedic storyline but also the great chemistry between Curtis and Lohan. Despite Lohan moving to a new country (she’s currently living in Dubai with her husband), the two stars never lost touch. And, Curtis is particularly proud of how far Lindsay has come and how much she has grown.
Josh Peck Supports iCarly Alum and Memoir Author Jennette McCurdy
The publication of Jennette McCurdy’s frank memoir, in which she discusses her previous life as a child actress, has caused a stir recently. Fans of the former iCarly star have backed her despite the book’s contentious title and brutal candor. Josh Peck, a fellow veteran of Nickelodeon, has now joined Jennette McCurdy’s expanding list of supporters. Peck had some wonderfully lovely comments following the publication of her biography, even referring to his buddy as “brave.”
About the Interview
In an interview, the Drake & Josh alum expressed his incredibly favorable opinions on the iCarly veteran and her novel. Josh Peck said that after seeing the former actress’s humor and intellect in their contacts over the years, he was eager to read her book. “I think she is incredibly brave to tell her story and to be as honest as she is. I think one of her great talents is her wit and how thoughtful she is and as soon as I was able to pick up the book I did because I wanted to see the way she told her story.”
Josh Peck, like his friend, published a very frank book this year titled Happy People Are Annoying. He discussed his weight issues and year-long fight with substances in it, as well as the difficulties he encountered as a former child star. He, therefore, advocates being honest and stating the truth, no matter how difficult it may be to do so. The former Sam Puckett actor has been openly discussing her experience as a child star, including how guilty she has felt about her time on Nickelodeon. She was able to elaborate on these ideas in her book while also providing some unexpected facts.
Jennette McCurdy’s Inspiration
The star’s unflinching openness allowed her to discuss everything in the illuminating biography, from her complex relationship with her late mother to her jealously of Sam & Cat co-star Ariana Grande. (The latter reportedly came to a head after the pop singer joined two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks at a family game). Even more in-depth topics covered by Jennette McCurdy were her unsuitable relationships with men and eating issues.
While McCurdy’s experiences have made news, the book’s contentious title has taken readers by surprise. As a result, Jennette McCurdy has spoken up about the inspiration for the name, which she came up with after years of examining the daughter-mother connection in therapy. Jennette McCurdy is now concentrating on her directorial career.