- Lucy Liu expresses doubt about a possible legacy sequel to Charlie’s Angels due to shifting societal perspectives
- Director McG and Drew Barrymore have previously shown openness to a third Charlie’s Angels film
- The former co-stars maintain close relationships and have publicly reminisced about their time working together
In recent discussions about a potential reunion of the 2000’s Charlie’s Angels cast, there have been mixed opinions from the original members. While Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and director McG have all expressed some interest in working together again, Lucy Liu holds a different perspective about the likelihood of a return for Charlie’s Angels.
In an interview with Variety, Liu was asked about the possibility of a third Charlie’s Angels film, and she suggested that a legacy sequel might not be feasible in today’s world. Liu explained: “I honestly don’t know how that’s going to be feasible. There have been so many iterations, even after the fact… In some ways, it’s such a strange thing to think about it, because times have changed so much since then. I mean, at that time, when we were doing publicity, they had never before had three women on a magazine cover. They didn’t even know how to do it. So, it was just a strange thing for women to collaborate and be seen as colleagues and friends.”
Contrastingly, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly last August, Charlie’s Angels director McG revealed that he is open to a third movie. Although there has been a significant time gap since the last film, McG said: “It would take a long discussion with those three wonderful performers who I adore… I’m very happy to discuss it with Drew and Cameron and Lucy, but at the same time, I’m very happy to pass the torch.”
Meanwhile, during her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, Barrymore has mentioned that she would return for another Charlie’s Angels film “in a heartbeat.” She also reminisced about her strong relationship with her former co-stars, saying, “The thing that I love about our friendship is that we have been there in all the big and important moments, we’ve also been there in the small moments and the casual moments. The reason we are such good friends is because it’s real and we go through real stuff with each other.”
Charlie’s Angels and its sequel, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, can be streamed on Paramount+.