EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Kudrow Says Romy and Michele Would Be Reality Stars 20 Years After 'High School Reunion'
By Meredith B. Kile
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It’s been 20 years since Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino strapped on their blood-filled shoes and headed back to Tuscon for Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, but fans of the 1997 comedy haven’t forgotten the cult classic (or the all-important formula for glue).
So, when ET’s Carly Steel spoke with Kudrow at the Boss Baby junket last month, we couldn’t help but ask where she thought the indomitable best friends would be, 20 years after proving that all you need to wow your old classmates is confidence, a loyal best friend and a perfectly choreographed dance number.
“Hopefully she would still be married to Sandy,” Kudrow said of her character, who found love at the film’s end with her class’s resident geek-turned-billionaire, Sandy Frink (Alan Cumming). “And I think, you know, maybe she and Romy still have their store and probably a reality show.”
The film’s central characters were actually based on a stage play called Ladies Room, which was later adapted into an NBC pilot by writer Robin Schiff. Kudrow reprised her onstage role as Michele for the pilot and the film, and said the best part of the project was “having fun with a lot of people that mean something to me.”
As for which of the film’s iconic lines get quoted to her most often by fans, the actress rattled off an impressive list including: “I’m the Mary, you’re the Rhoda,” “Let’s fold scarves!” and “I hope your babies look like monkeys,” though she admitted that she doesn’t remember Michele’s epic Post-Its speech.
“It was great to spend all the time with Mira,” Kudrow marveled of her High School Reunion shooting experience. “She is smart, she is great, she is a really, really good person. [Plus] Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo, there were so many [great people]. It was really fun.”