Vanessa Hudgens to play three characters in The Princess Switch sequel

Vanessa Hudgens will be a triple threat in the sequel to hit Netflix movie The Princess Switch.In last year’s festive film, the actress doubled up as European royal Duchess Margaret Montenaro, who convinces her doppelganger, American baker Stacy DeNovo…

Vanessa Hudgens will be a triple threat in the sequel to hit Netflix movie The Princess Switch.

In last year’s festive film, the actress doubled up as European royal Duchess Margaret Montenaro, who convinces her doppelganger, American baker Stacy DeNovo, to switch lives so she can be a normal girl for once.

Now, Hudgens will be playing three lookalikes in the follow-up, The Princess Switch: Switched Again, which will go into production next month.

“In the sequel, Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne and hits a rough patch with (boyfriend) Kevin, so it’s up to Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike – party girl Fiona – foils their plans,” a spokesperson for the streaming service confirmed in a post on Twitter on Tuesday.

The whimsical romantic comedy will be produced by Hudgens and directed by Mike Rohl, who helmed the first movie.

The High School Musical star previously admitted that using different accents for the characters was “confusing”, and said it was a challenging project.

“It was very confusing! There are the two characters and then they switch, so trying to figure out if I was American trying to be British, or British pretending to be American, it was definitely a confusing situation,” Hudgens shared.

The Princess Switch was compared the 1998 remake of the classic movie The Parent Trap, which starred Lindsay Lohan as twins Hallie Parker and Annie James. Accordingly, Hudgens was blown away by the praise.

“I’ve seen that movie so many times. My sister and I used to act out the scenes from the movie. It’s still such a go-to of mine. If I still love it, hopefully, this will be a classic for my fans and that they’ll still watch it,” the 30-year-old shared.

The Princess Switch: Switched Again will be released on Netflix in 2020.

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Dennis Quaid calls for Lindsay Lohan to make acting comeback

Dennis Quaid wants his The Parent Trap co-star Lindsay Lohan to take a stab at staging an acting comeback. The actor, who starred as Lohan’s dad in the 1998 comedy, believes it’s ”really time” for the 32-year-old to return to the screen, revealing …

Dennis Quaid wants his The Parent Trap co-star Lindsay Lohan to take a stab at staging an acting comeback.

The actor, who starred as Lohan’s dad in the 1998 comedy, believes it’s ”really time” for the 32-year-old to return to the screen, revealing he is still in awe of her talent.

Quaid revisited working with Lohan during a recent interview for Extra and called the actress “one of the most talented people I’ve ever met at 11 years of age”.

Lohan stepped out of the spotlight following a series of legal woes and hasn’t appeared on the big screen since her role in 2013 drama The Canyons, and now Quaid thinks she needs to get back to performing after dabbling with charity work, business and reality TV in Europe.

“I think it’s really time,” he added.

The A Dog’s Journey star previously gushed about Lohan on The IMDB Show last month, noting her performance as twins Hallie Parker and Annie James left a lasting impression on him.

“She had me believing they were two different kids. She was a savant,” Quaid continued. “She could just channel anything like that. Some people are like that and the rest of us have to work at it.”

It appears Lohan may soon have more time on her hands to return to her roots. She recently headlined the MTV reality series Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club, which documented the launch of her Mykonos venture in Greece. But sources have revealed to editors at Page Six that the series will not return for a second season. According to the outlet, the nightclub has also shut its doors. The venue opened in May 2018.

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Nancy Meyers insists obsession with her movie kitchens is sexist

Nancy Meyers has called out the sexist comments aimed at her movie kitchen sets.The filmmaker and screenwriter has built up a reputation for including luxurious kitchens in her movies, with large countertops, double sinks and hanging pots and pans all …

Nancy Meyers has called out the sexist comments aimed at her movie kitchen sets.

The filmmaker and screenwriter has built up a reputation for including luxurious kitchens in her movies, with large countertops, double sinks and hanging pots and pans all featuring in the mise-en-scene of 1998’s The Parent Trap, 2003’s Something’s Gotta Give, and 2009’s It’s Complicated.

However, in a recent interview with Mindy Kaling at the 2019 Produced By Conference in Los Angeles, Meyers noted how she finds the conversation about her backdrops to be a “cheap shot”.

“I don’t love when a critic or journalist will pick up on that aspect, because they are missing the boat and they are missing why (the movie) works,” she stated, according to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, before going on to insist that critics are less likely to make comments about kitchens in films made by male directors. “It is a cheap shot… It’s never done to male directors who make gorgeous-looking movies, where the leads live in a great house. It’s never brought up. With me, it’s an easy thing to go after, but I am not going to change it.”

In the wide-ranging chat, Meyers and Late Night writer-actress Kaling also discussed what is like to write for big stars, the development of modern comedy and studio marketing.

And while The Holiday director still keeps tabs on what is happening in the industry, she confirmed she has no projects in the pipeline.

“I am taking a break,” the 69-year-old said. “The business has changed in a way that is somewhat unrecognisable to me. I am not sure how much I want to do it.”

Meyers’ last major film, The Intern – starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro – was released in 2015. Meanwhile, Kaling’s Late Night, featuring Emma Thompson, is now showing in cinemas.

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Lindsay Lohan guesses fate of her movie characters

Lindsay Lohan has taken a guess as to how some of her famous movie characters ended up.The 32-year-old was the go-to actress for teen dramas in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, starring in films like Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Life-Size.Many of her…

Lindsay Lohan has taken a guess as to how some of her famous movie characters ended up.

The 32-year-old was the go-to actress for teen dramas in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, starring in films like Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Life-Size.

Many of her movies live on with new old and new fans, and now Lindsay has pondered the fate of a few of her most famous alter egos.

“Cady Heron (from Mean Girls) is definitely back in Africa… building homes for orphaned gorillas. I mean, for sure, obviously,” she giggled in a video for Entertainment Weekly.

“Lola, (Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen), she would be a director on Broadway. She would be directing Mean Girls right now, duh!

“Anna Coleman (Freaky Friday) is now running for office. Secretary of State with Michelle Obama, probably, and Oprah Winfrey in 2020. So be sure to vote for her.”

As for the twins separated at birth she played in The Parent Trap, her very first film role in 1998 opposite Dennis Quaid and late actress Natasha Richardson, she thinks they would have ended up trading lives again.

“Hallie Parker and Annie James I think that they’ve swapped. Hallie is in London as a parenting counsellor and then Annie is in California running a vineyard,” she mused.

Some other guesses are that Maggie Peyton from Herbie Fully Loaded is now the VP at Tesla, while Just My Luck’s Ashley Albright is a “Diane von Furstenberg” like figure, running a fashion house.

“With really good luck,” Lindsay added.

And finally, although she doesn’t look set to have a role in Life-Size 2, she knows exactly what her character Casey would be up to.

“(She) would be living in Texas dating a really famous football player. And Casey would be friends with Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady and have kids parties together,” she said.

“I’m pretty sure you could put every character together and create a really good Capitol Hill office.”

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