More than 16 years have passed since Bad Girls hit theaters and became an instant comedy classic, and star Lacey Chabert has a pretty good idea of where her character would be today. Chabert recently opened up to ET and reflected on his idea for the future of Gretchen Wieners.
In October, the cast of Bad Girlscame together for a special meeting that was aimed at increasing voter participation and awareness. The reunion naturally raised long-standing questions from fans about a possible future sequel, and Chabert said it’s not impossible.
“We didn’t talk about it in the meeting, but I think I know that most of us would definitely hold that thought,” Chabert told ET’s Lauren Zima. “I mean, playing Gretchen was one of the funniest characters I’ve ever played. I’d love to see what she’s up to now.”
Chabert, however, has a pretty good idea about Gretchen’s life path and destiny.
“I feel like Gretchen is running the toaster strudel empire and she probably ended up marrying Jason [played by Daniel DeSanto] and they probably have like six babies, “Chabert said with a laugh.
As for the meeting itself, which also included Tina Fey, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer, Jonathan Bennett, Rajiv Surendra and Daniel Franzese, Chabert said it was a surprisingly powerful meeting. and experience felt for all.
“For us to be together for the first time, since we made the movie, we were all a little excited,” he explained. “Many of us, just life has happened and there are children and marriages and all these beautiful events in life and being able to catch up and be a part of something that is special.”
Life has changed a lot for Chabert herself since Bad Girls He came out of the closet when he was 21 years old. The actress married her longtime love, David Nehdar, in December 2013, and they welcomed their first child together, their daughter Julia, in September 2016.
When it comes to her acting career, Chabert says her 4-year-old daughter has seen some of her movies and has a lovable understanding of what her mother really does.
“She thinks I’m wearing dresses and I’m a princess,” Chabert said with a smile.
Chabert currently has two new Hallmark holiday movies releasing just in time for the holiday season.
The first project, Christmas waltz, features some pretty big musical numbers, and Chabert admitted it took some time to get it right and perfect his footwork.
“I had to learn quite a bit and to be honest with you,” she said. “Dancing has always been my weak point, it has always intimidated me a lot and I don’t feel very comfortable dancing. [But] In a way I overcame my own hurdle and was very proud of myself in the end. We did and I actually want to continue taking lessons. I loved.”
Chabert also stars in the next It’s time for us to come home for Christmas – a project produced by Blake Shelton – which is the third in the series.
“They have made three films with the same theme, so I am happy to be part of the trilogy,” said Chabert. “I love Christmas so much. I wish it was Christmas all 12 months of the year.”
Christmas waltz premieres on Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm, while It’s time for us to come home for Christmas airs December 5 at 10 pm – on Hallmark.