Maybe lightning does strike the same place twice. Josh Lucas, who starred opposite as her high school sweetheart and estranged husband in Sweet Home Alabama, is ready to make a sequel of our favorite Southern rom-com.
"I would do [a sequel] in a second," Josh, 47, said on an episode of The Talk in 2018. The man who played Southern heartthrob Jake Perry seems to think there's more to the story between him and Reese's character, Melanie Smooter. "I mean, the fact that they were together from when they were children, I would love to see what’s going on 20 years later," Josh explained.
Now, nearly a year after he first expressed interest in a follow-up to Sweet Home Alabama, the actor revealed that he's spoken "extensively" with the original film’s writer and director, Andy Tennant.
"I’ve absolutely said yes," Josh said on on Wednesday. "He and I discussed it extensively, so we’re lobbying the world to join us."
The romantic comedy stole our hearts nearly two decades ago when Melanie left her wealthy fiancé, Andrew, at the altar after she found out from her lawyer that she'd never signed her divorce papers—and was still technically married to Jake. Fast forward through the movie's iconic kiss-in-the-rain scene, and Jake and Melanie lived happily ever after. Or did they?
"The proposal that Andy Tennant—the director—had, which was quite interesting, is that my character is back in Alabama," Lucas said. "And Reese's character is in New York with our kids , so [their] whole life is super complicated."
Say what?! 😱
Reese confirmed last year that she's revisiting her role as Elle Woods for Legally Blonde 3, so we're holding out hope that she'll give Sweet Home Alabama fans the sequel they
need want, too.