marked the 25th anniversary
of "Twister" by revealing details about the never-to-be sequel
The actor revealed on “Watch What Happens Live
” this week that she pitched an idea for a multiracial sequel to the 1996 box office
smash last year.
Her hopes for the project, which she had planned to co-write and direct, were dashed when an unnamed studio turned it down, she said.
“I tried to get it made with Daveed [Diggs] and Rafael [Casal] and me writing it, and all Black
and brown storm chasers, and they wouldn’t do it. I was going to direct it,” the “Mad About You” star admitted to Andy Cohen
Hunt, who won an Oscar for her performance in 1997's "As Good as It Gets," will make her television
debut this weekend in the Starz series "Blindspotting," written by Diggs and Casal.
She co-starred in the original “Twister” with Bill Paxton, who died in 2017. The film reportedly grossed $495 million worldwide despite receiving mixed reviews.
Variety reported in June that Universal Pictures was developing a “Twister” sequel with Joseph Kosinski attached to direct. Though the exact timeline is unknown, Hunt stated that she proposed her own sequel around the same time.
“We couldn’t even get a meeting, and this was in June of 2020, when it was all about diversity
,” she explained, “and it would have been so cool.”
It's unclear whether Hunt will reprise her role as Dr. Jo Harding in a future installment of "Twister," but she did tell Cohen she'd be up for a cameo as "the elder, tired, haggard" Harding.
In the first scene of the sequel, Cohen joked, "That's definitely what I would do."