“I think because we all got obsessed with Cheer on Netflix, it kind of brought back the whole love of cheerleading,” the actress, 47, said during an interview on The Late Late Show With James Corden. “We kind of want to see where these people would be 20 years later.”
She added, “We have [talked about it]. We actually did a public panel a couple of weeks ago and they asked about it, and we all were like, ‘We’re in. We’re absolutely in.'”
Gabrielle, along with her former costar Kirsten Dunst, reunited for the movie’s 20th anniversary in August and shared their ideas for a possible sequel, which would bring back their iconic characters, Isis and Torrance.
“Whatever that we may, one day come up with, I don’t know. Kirsten, maybe we’re, like, cohead of the PTA,” Gabrielle teased during their chat on August 25. Kirsten, 38, added, “Or we run a cheer school like [Netflix’s] Cheer. Who knows? It has to be a competition against somebody.”
“We have talked about doing a 20 years later thing that becomes a generational cheerleader movie,” Peyton said. “Particularly with the thematics involved, I think that could be something that would be really timely. And hopefully something that would not shy away from the inherent issues of the movie … I think there’s a great version to be done.”
During his chat with Insider, the director also explained that the iconic teeth-brushing scene between Torrance and Jesse Bradford‘s Cliff — which has since become a cultural phenomenon and reenacted by Ariana Grande in her “Thank U Next” music video — was not in the original script.
“It was something that we added later, and I liked that it’s a completely wordless scene,” Peyton revealed. “The two of them got really into it, and the stuff that Kirsten did where she’s spitting in the sink and hiding it with her hand, that was really fun.”
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