Like many rom-com fans, actor Colin Egglesfield would also love to see the sequel. something borrowed finally come to fruition.
The 2011 sleeper comedy, which starred Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin and Egglesfield, was written with a cliffhanger. And writer Emily Giffin had the sequel, something blue ready for filming. But the sequel was never made. Years later, as new fans fall in love with the film, they wonder what happened to something blue?
Colin Egglesfield Explains Why ‘Something Borrowed’ Sequel Is Stuck
Egglesfield, who played Dex, a young lawyer engaged to Darcy (Hudson) but in love with his friend from law school and Darcy’s best friend, Rachel (Goodwin), said financial support for the sequel was not just not there. “We need maybe $30 million… he told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “It will be ok.”
“The problem is that today the budgets for this type of project no longer exist,” he explained. “There are really only low-budget independent films. And then the big budget, 100 million dollars The best guns and the Marvel movies, which is great, but a lot of these midstream movies that were being made, where a lot of these rom-coms were dropping, the budgets were between $20 million and $50 million. As A pretty woman and How to lose a guy in 10 days. Much of that has gone because box office numbers have gone down. And so a big revenue generator was the box office.
Egglesfield said the popularity of the streaming platform and the pandemic have made shows on Netflix and others more popular than ever.
“Because all of these streaming platforms have popped up and people basically watch everything from home now,” he said. “A lot of the A-list actors who were doing these type of movies have now moved on to television where these types of shows are now spread over a six part miniseries or 10 part episodic shows on Netflix or Amazon or no matter. A large part of this market has therefore been transferred to streaming platforms.
“And unfortunately, as a result, movies like something blue just fell into this kind of no man’s land where it’s going to take a lot of money to get there. And the studios just don’t know if the ROI will be there,” he admitted of the something borrowed after.
‘Something Borrowed’ Sequel May Not Be Likely… But Check Out Hallmark and Lifetime
Egglesfield is well aware of the enthusiasm of the fans. Fans went wild when Netflix streamed something borrowed in the fall of 2021 and the movie was trending. Hudson reposted her memorable Salt-N-Pepa dance with Goodwin from the movie on New Years Day. Additionally, Goodwin told Egglesfield that she also wanted something blue to do, but with an updated story.
And while Egglesfield is not optimistic that something blue will be done, he loves rom-com content from networks like Lifetime and Hallmark. “A lot of people started watching more Hallmark and Lifetime movies. And it’s been great because Hallmark is almost shooting like a movie a day. It’s crazy,” he exclaimed.
“They really fit this content production niche that so many people want to see. Since the beginning of cinema, one of the main reasons people go to see films is because they want to see people fall in love,” he said. “They want to see the connection. They want to feel the excitement of what it’s like to have those butterflies in their stomachs again. Will they be together or won’t they be together? And what’s stopping true love from meeting. And I think these networks have really started to do a great job of delivering that kind of content to people.
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