Actress/Writer/Director Nic Vardalos to helm one of the most beloved romantic movie series, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. She shared her exciting news on Instagram. “I have an announcement. We are in Greece, filming ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3,’ and thank you so much for the lovely messages of just waiting and everything. I’m in a little room, getting ready to go down and film.” Vardalos also revealed that she’ll be starring in and directing the movie. “I’ll show you a part of it. We’re filming in the beautiful Plaka of Athens. Oh, I want to teach you your first Greek word, which is e-skinothétis, and what that means is director.”
My Big Fat Greek Wedding tells the story of Toula, a single woman working at her family’s restaurant who is constantly pushed by stubborn Greek parents to find a Greek man to marry and start a family with. To their regret, she meets an American teacher who she falls in love with and marries. Her family is gradually learning to love and accept Ian for who he is.
In the film’s 2016 sequel, Toula and Ian have a 17-year-old daughter, Paris, she invites her longtime crush Bennett (Alex Wolff) to prom, while Toula and Ian’s marriage has become monotonous and they’re working to find that spark again. Toula’s parents Gus (Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan) are also going through relationship problems. Sources tell Deadline that Greece will be the setting for Toula and Ian’s daughter Paris’ wedding.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding made a splash at the box office upon its initial release, grossing just under $369 million worldwide on a $5 million budget. 2016 sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, a modest box office success that earned $90 million worldwide on an $18 million budget. Constantine, who appeared in both films as the father to Vardalos’s Toula Portokalos, died in 2021 at age 94.