Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy on the magic behind “Hocus Pocus” and potential third movie

For a long time, followers of the Disney film “Hocus Pocus” have been asking for one factor—a sequel. Nearly 29 years after the preliminary launch of the cult-classic movie, followers are getting their want. On Friday, Disney launched “Hocus Pocus 2” on their Disney+ streaming service.  

The film reunites the Sanderson sisters performed by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. Midler instructed CBS News’ Vladimir Duthiers that the second was a very long time coming. 

“Well, I believe we had been all keen to do it. We had been simply ready to see what the script was,” Midler stated. 

That script features a backstory to how the witches gained their powers and what occurs when youngsters by chance convey the trio again to life. 

Parker stated that getting again to enjoying her position was like “muscle reminiscence.” 

“It’s straightforward after which it turns into I believe appropriately difficult for a second… The extra you realize, the extra you understand what you should know. Well, how do I stroll or how do I transfer or how do I relaxation my fingers right here?” Parker stated. 

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in Disney’s live-action HOCUS POCUS 2, completely on Disney+. Photo by Matt Kennedy. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit: Matt Kennedy

Najimy stated that she loved getting again into costume and seeing her outdated co-stars. The movie was shot through the coronavirus pandemic which made issues tough however introduced the trio nearer. 

“This time round it was fascinating on so many ranges. We had been in a bubble, however the bubble was so stuffed with unpredictability. Right? And the one factor that was completely sure was we had been gonna eat sardines in that inexperienced room each rattling day,” stated Midler. 

For Midler, Parker and Najimy, their friendships and careers have come a good distance, particularly contemplating the unique Hocus Pocus movie flopped within the field workplace. 
“We went from, like, nothing to all of the sudden we’re getting these kind of checks and questioning what the heck’s occurring. They had been presenting it as a factor throughout October, first per week, after which two weeks. And then all of the sudden it was a month,” Midler stated. 

“And I believe additionally when it got here on TV, it was extra accessible to the entire household time and again,” Najimy added. “And the generations simply stored displaying and displaying.” 

“What is so great and feels so good is that the viewers has turn into so various for this, the individuals have built-in into their lives, households and kids and babysitters and grandparents and the LGBTQ+ group and it is simply outstanding,” Parker stated.

As far as a 3rd “Hocus Pocus” film, Midler and Najimy consider the second movie closes the door however viewers and Parker’s household really feel that there is nonetheless magic left.

“Oh, my entire household thought so. They all stated, “No, 100%. The door has been not simply left open, it has been thrown vast open,” Parker stated.

“No, I assumed, I assumed we was buh-bye,” Najimy stated.

“Oh you probably did? But we have stated, ‘Buh-bye’ earlier than,” Parker replied. 

“We have. You’re completely proper,”  Najimy stated.

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