My Big Fat Greek Wedding star, Nia Vardalos, says the third film will honor the late actor Michael Constantine, who played Gus Portokalos.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 will honor the late actor Michael Constantine, says Nia Vardalos. Penned by Vardalos in her screenplay debut, the romantic comedy was released in 2002 and became an instant success. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, My Big Fat Greek Wedding boosted Vardalos’ comedy career and became one of the highest-grossing romantic comedies of all time.
Directed by Joel Zwick, My Big Fat Greek Wedding follows Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos (Vardalos), a young Greek-American woman who falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), who is certainly not Greek. Featuring a stellar supporting cast, including Constantine as Toula’s Windex bottle-toting father Gus and Lainie Kazan as Toula’s mother Maria, the charming film spawned a short-lived TV sequel series, as well as a sequel film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Released in 2016, the sequel film focuses on Toula and Ian’s teenage daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris), and saw the original cast return. Earlier this year, Vardalos announced that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 was officially in the works.