Kathy Najimy on ‘Hocus Pocus,’ Gloria Steinem and the inimitable Bette Midler
October 26, 2019
Mister D: So I got dragged into this Hocus Pocus mess and I didn’t want to be. (Thank you, PrinceCharming,,, who really is charming). Prince thinks it will be made and all 3 witches will come back in some capacity. I don’t. I’ve seen stuff like this with so many Bette movies to be made and then they disappear. DivaNation with Goldie, Bette, and Diane (never got a script written). I thought Mae West was a sure thing, big director, William Friedkin, based on a book, but no script, and now will it or won’t it happen, The Tale of the Allergists Wife with Sharon Stone. Not going to get excited until I know it’s filming. Hocus Pocus 2 or whatever they are going to call it, Well, at least they have a writer, but no script. I just can’t see Bette passing the torch to anybody. And I really don’t want her to do a cheesy cameo. Her character should be remembered always as this witty, wicked witch who could make things happen. And she could sing, too.
Well, Kathy Najimy is on the road doing a Q & A after the showings of Hocus Pocus and you can read the full article HERE But this is what she said about all 3 of the original stars doing the movie:
Mister D: Now, you can still make a case, that they could do it, but you can also kind of read between the lines that she’s trying to inject some reality. Of course, all 3 would say they’d do it. Do they want to piss off fans, but it fucking dragged on for 10, 20, 30 years. But I don’t like the way whoever was pushing the movie saying, and “we’ll try to get the original witches in some capacity” Nope, Nope, Nope. Not good enough. I’m not discussing it anymore until I start hearing more information. But I hope it does come through. I’m just trying to temper expectations because….well long, long time fans will know.