- Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis reunite for the 20th anniversary of Freaky Friday and call for a sequel.
- The 2003 film marked the beginning of Lohan’s successful partnership with Disney and paired her with experienced Hollywood star Curtis.
- The 2003 version of Freaky Friday stands out from other body-swap films due to its logical explanation for the swap and the actors’ portrayal of each other’s mannerisms.
As the 20th anniversary of Disney’s iconic live-action comedy Freaky Friday arrives, its leading stars, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, come together for an emotional reunion and express their wish for a sequel to the memorable film.
Lindsay Lohan had previously partnered with Disney in The Parent Trap, and Freaky Friday marked the beginning of her golden era with the company, when she starred in successful projects such as Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Herbie: Fully Loaded. The already-established Hollywood star Jamie Lee Curtis was paired with the rising Lohan, which resulted in a successful body swap comedy for Disney.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Freaky Friday, Curtis shared a picture of their reunion and reminded Disney of their desire to work on Freaky Friday 2. This sequel was announced earlier this year, after both actresses expressed their interest in continuing the acclaimed comedy.
The 2003 version of Freaky Friday is considered the best among body swap movies due to its plausible explanation for the characters swapping bodies and the phenomenal acting from Curtis and Lohan. The film is based on a 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers, and previous adaptations did not deliver the same quality in terms of character development and humor.
While numerous body-swap movies exist, the 2003 version of Freaky Friday remains unmatched in audience and critical reception. Even respected filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is a fan of the film. It remains to be seen if a sequel can reproduce the same magic, but with the recent surge in legacy sequels, the timing couldn’t be better.