Bridesmaids director explains why there are no plans for a sequel

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Bridesmaids became such a smash hit when it was released in 2011 that fans have been clamouring for a sequel ever since.

But director Paul Feig has admitted that the magic of the female-fronted movie would be hard to capture a second time.

Speaking to Collider, the former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star said the film was more than just the quotable moments.

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"Everybody thinks they want a Bridesmaids sequel," Feig said.

"It could be fun, but I always have to say this: Bridesmaids works – you remember all the comedy stuff, that was great, but the reason that movie worked is because it was about Kristen Wiig's character who was a very confident person before the movie began who has this total crash because her bakery goes out of business and everything falls apart in her life.

"So we meet her and she's a disaster. She's desperately trying to hang onto this one thing, which is her friendship with Maya Rudolph's character, and that takes her through the fire.

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"That's why all this stuff happens, because she's just acting out and trying desperately to save things, and by the end she heals herself, as much as you can. That's what you latch onto in that film."

He added: "So to do a sequel, I think you're basically just gonna have to have a funny wedding. And I've seen those movies a million times and some of them are good and some of them are like, okay, whatever.

"It's obviously up to Kristen, she's the keeper of the keys on that, but it would have to be something that you can emotionally engage in again and not just go, 'It's Megan's crazy wedding in the Bahamas!' and all kinds of hijinks happen.

"That could be funny, but I just think you need more for a movie to be great."

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