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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ Starts Filming in Greece

The third film in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise has finally started production…

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Actress, Nia Vardalos, who famously played Toula Portokalli in the last 2 movies, has announced that they have begun filming for the third installment in Greece.

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This time around, Vardalos is both acting and directing in the sequel, which saw her meet up with John Corbett, her on-screen husband, on set.

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Vardalos took to Instagram to inform her followers of the exciting news, giving a little update on the journey and how thankful she is to those who have supported the franchise so far.

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“So, I have an announcement. We are in Greece filming My Big Fat Wedding 3 and thank you so much for the lovely messages of just waiting and everything,” she said. Adding: “We’re filming in the beautiful Plaka of Athens.”

Vardalos, along with Corbett were spotted filming a couple of scenes together in Rafina, just outside of Athens on Wednesday.

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For those who don’t know, the original movie came out in 2002 and centered around a single Greek woman, Toula, who after constantly being pressured by her family to find a Greek man and settle down, ends up falling for an American.

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Doubting their relationship at first, her parents finally grow to accept her choice, and a big fat greek wedding ensues. Opa!

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The second movie came out in 2016, centering around Toula and Ian’s strained relationship, and their teenage daughter Paris. The family navigates a lot of pent-up emotions, similar to the first.

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Deadline has revealed, that while it’s not yet been confirmed, sources have hinted the new movie will center around Paris and her wedding, being set mostly in Greece, rather than America.

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There is no update on when the movie is scheduled for release, but it has been announced that it will be dedicated to Michael Constantine.

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Constantine famously played Kostas “Gus” Portokalos, the father to Vardalos’ character, Toula Portokalos. He sadly┬ádied last August aged 94.

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