Helen Hunt Says Her Idea For 'Twister' Sequel With Black, Brown Cast Got Rejected

Written by on June 11, 2021

Helen Hunt marked the 25th anniversary of “Tornado” by opening up concerning the sequel that by no means was.

Showing on “Watch What Occurs Stay” this week, the actor revealed she’d pitched an thought for a follow-up to the 1996 field workplace smash final 12 months that might have featured a multiracial forged. 

Her hopes for the venture, which she’d deliberate to co-write and direct, have been dashed when an unnamed studio rejected it, she stated.

“I attempted to get it made,” the “Mad About You” star advised host Andy Cohen. “With Daveed [Diggs] and Rafael [Casal] and me writing it, and all Black and brown storm chasers, they usually wouldn’t do it. I used to be going to direct it.”

An Oscar winner for 1997’s “As Good because it Will get,” Hunt is about to return to tv this weekend within the Starz collection “Blindspotting,” written by Diggs and Casal. 

She starred within the authentic “Tornado” with Invoice Paxton, who died in 2017. The movie overcame combined opinions to reportedly rake in $495 million on the field workplace worldwide. 

"Twister" stars Bill Paxton (left) and Helen Hunt in 1996. 

“Tornado” stars Invoice Paxton (left) and Helen Hunt in 1996. 

Final June, Selection reported that Common Photos was creating a “Tornado” sequel with Joseph Kosinski connected to direct. Although the precise chain of occasions is unclear, Hunt stated she had proposed her personal sequel at across the identical time. 

“We might barely get a gathering, and that is in June of 2020 when it was all about range,” she defined. “It will have been so cool.” 

Whether or not Hunt reprises her function as Dr. Jo Harding in a future iteration of “Tornado” stays to be seen. Nonetheless, she advised Cohen she’d be down for a cameo as “the elder, drained, haggard” Harding. 

When Cohen steered the character would possibly die in a twister within the opening phase of the sequel, the actor quipped, “That’s for certain what I’d do.”


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