Bette Midler Really Wanted a ‘First Wives Club’ Sequel

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What’s better than The First Wives Club movie? Well, how about a second wives club?

If Bette Midler had her way, that’s how things would have gone, she indicated in an interview with People.

The one and only First Wives Club came out in 1996. It starred Midler, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Sarah Jessica Parker of Sex and the City fame. Now, Midler and Parker have again teamed up in Hocus Pocus 2.

But there never was and perhaps never will be The First Wives Club 2 despite Midler’s hopes.

“I used to lobby for First Wives Club too, but there were political reasons they didn’t want to do that again. And it always broke my heart,” Midler, 76, told People. “I really felt that it was a pretty serious diss, because when women have hits, it’s a fluke. But when men have hits, isn’t it great? At least that’s what they told us on First Wives.”

First Wives Club

While a sequel isn’t coming, fans of the original movie will be happy to know that Midler, Keaton and Hawn are trying to return together in Family Jewels — a flick centered on three women who are forced to spend the Christmas holidays together after their who are forced to spend the Christmas holidays together after the man they were all once married to drops dead.

Right now, it appears that the movie is still in production, however, and as with a sequel to The First Wives Club, there seemingly are no guarantees.

“I think it’s funny. When women get together, they laugh harder with each other than they do with men,” Milder told People. “I don’t know what it is. I guess they feel freer or something like that. Family Jewels is something that people have been working on. Sometimes you get stuck in the scriptwriting process and things don’t work out.”

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