Nia Vardalos Honors Gay Family Members In ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ – SPOILER
SeattlePI’s Daily Dish dropped a big gay spoiler about the upcoming sequal My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which is set for release on March 25.
Screenwriter and star Nia Vardalos said she wanted to honor the gay people in her own family so in MBFGW2 with ‘N Sync member Joey Fatone, who plays the brother of Gia Carides comes out as gay.
“Our gay and lesbian brethren and sisters are 10 per cent, if not more, of the population. When my cousins came out, the love that came at them was so intense and unconditional that I thought, ‘This is my chance to put a little message in of acceptance’
Joey Fatone commented on his “coming out”:
“It was quite an honor for Nia to give me something like that, because not many people see the non-comedy side of me and to have to deliver something like that – telling your parents you are gay – it’s a tough thing…It was an exciting thing to do and it’s from life experience – one of my best friends, him coming out…” (Lance Bass)
Go Nia and Joey!
I hope we get a Connie & Carla 2 next. Although I don’t know how that can be any gayer than the original.