Reese Witherspoon and Dakota Fanning commented on their 2002 film Sweet Home Alabama this week.
The 45-year-old actress shared a triple cut photo of one of the film’s final scenes, showing her character, Melanie Carmichael, leaving her fiance at the altar, and left a comment in the caption of the post that read: “Do you remember what she said? ‘
The performer’s 27-year-old costar, who played the younger version of her character in the feature film, then responded in the comments section with the lines Witherspoon recited in the scene.
It comes after another co-star, Josh Lucas, said he’d like to make a sequel to the hit comedy.
Hinting at the future: Reese Witherspoon and Dakota Fanning launched speculation about a potential sequel to the 2002 film Sweet Home Alabama through a post on the former’s Instagram account Thursday; she is seen at the 93rd Academy Awards in April
Fanning wrote: “The truth is I gave my heart a long time ago, all my heart, and I never really got it back.”
The Legally Blonde star took note of the comment and responded to her former castmate’s post, writing, “I love you, little Melanie.”
Several fans of the film responded to the exchange in the comments section, with many speculating that a potential sequel might be ideal for development.
Sweet Home Alabama was directed by Fool’s Gold director Andy Tennant, and its title is taken from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s song of the same name, originally released in 1974.
Remember the lines: When the film’s lead actress asked her fans if they remembered a certain quote from the film, Fanning responded in the comments section; she is seen at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2020
Fueling the fire: Many Witherspoon followers also took to the comments section to express their desire to see the rest of the story
In addition to its two main stars and Lucas, the film also starred actors Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen, among others.
The film followed Carmichael, née Melanie Smooter, as she returns home to Alabama to both finalize her divorce from her first husband and prepare to marry her second.
The feature film aired with mixed to negative critical reception, although several critics praised Witherspoon’s performance.
The actress’ post comes just days after Lucas said he “would love to do a sequel” to Sweet Home Alabama during an appearance on Sirius XM’s Pop Culture Spotlight program with Jessica Shaw.
Storyline: Sweet Home Alabama followed a clothing designer as she returned to her home country to finalize a divorce and prepare to marry her second husband
Showing interest: Witherspoon co-star Josh Lucas previously expressed his desire to work on a sequel to the 2002 feature film
The 50-year-old actor noted that discussions about a follow-up were greeted with concern, as many producers responded with a statement such as “Oh, you can talk to [Witherspoon] about stuff in five years. “‘
The artist also recalled his time on set and explained how he predicted the then 26-year-old star of the feature was destined for bigger things.
He described her as “a tycoon”. And back when I was doing Sweet Home Alabama, for some reason, I remember saying to the director or someone who was talking about it, but I said, “I bet this woman will end up directing. a movie studio one day. ”
Prediction: The actor recalled discussing Witherspoon’s future on the set of the film and remarked that he thought she would become a “tycoon”; he is seen at the Ford V Ferrari premiere in 2019
Lucas then concluded the conversation by addressing Witherspoon directly, stating, “Reese, come on, let’s go.”
The actor previously revealed that he spoke with the director of Sweet Home Alabama during an interview with Good Morning America, where he noted that the story of the potential project has already been planned.
He noted, “My character is back in Alabama and Reese is actually, her character is in New York with our kids and we’re divorced. So their whole life is super complicated. And the character of Patrick Dempsey is still in the picture. ‘
Lucas was quick to point out that the idea was not set in stone and that the summary of the story was “only the proposition”.
Potential story: Lucas has appeared on Good Morning America before and explained how the plot of a follow-up would play out