Through her official Instagram account, Nia Vardalos has just announced that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is currently filming in Greece. The actress, who starred in the original 2002 smash super hit film and its 2016 sequel, also shared that she will be directing the new movie in the franchise. This marks the first time Vardalos will direct a film in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise, although she wrote the scripts for the first two. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 will be the second film directed by Vardalos after 2009’s I Hate Valentine’s Day.
Vardalos shared a video announcement on Instagram with the caption, “Thank you to Playtone, Gold Circle, HBO, and Focus! And much love and gratitude to you all for your support as we waited to film. Greece baby. Greece! ?? ? #Mybigfatgreekwedding3.”
The Instagram video shows Vardalos in her hotel room in Greece, excitedly exclaiming that she’s currently getting ready to film. She then shows the view from her window, saying she is in Athens with the rest of the cast and crew. At the end of the 44-second video, Vardalos tells her audience she wants to say to them a Greek word. The Greek word was director, which ends up being her entertainment way of disclosing she is directing the third Big Fat Greek Wedding movie.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a 2002 independent romantic comedy film directed by Joel Zwick and written by Nia Vardalos, who also stars in the film as Fotoula “Toula” Portokalos. It’s a middle-class Greek American woman who falls in love with White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Ian Miller.
The film earned mostly positive reviews from critics and at the 75th Academy Awards, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.