Chris O’Dowd is the latest star of Bridesmaids to express reluctance to do a sequel.
The IT Crowd star got his Hollywood break in the comedy smash as Officer Nathan Rhodes. And yesterday the movie picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
But amid calls for a sequel, O’Dowd has now said he thinks it might not be a good idea. He told BBC News:
I’ve seen a lot of the guys since, but I honestly haven’t heard anything about it. I think personally it might be best to leave it.
He added that he was “taken aback” by the success of the movie, saying: “When we were filming, I knew what we were doing was funny – but I didn’t see what the rest of the girls were up to because all my scenes were just with Kristen [Wiig]. It wasn’t until I watched it for the first time that I realised how funny it was.”
However, O’Dowd added that he has been underwhelmed by the scripts he has been offered since: “The only little problem is that it led to an awful lot of offers just to do rom-coms, none of which were as good as Bridesmaids. So I was conscious of trying to veer away from that, the easy transition of taking a bigger part in a big rom-com.”
Wiig has stated that she has no immediate plans to make a sequel to the film. While the studio has suggested that a sequel could potentially go ahead without her, a number of her co-stars have expressed reluctance to take part in such a project.
You can watch the trailer for Bridesmaids below.