Ginnifer Goodwin Says ‘Something Blue’ Needs to Be Made – but a New Story Should Be Written
Something Borrowed author Emily Giffin penned the sequel Something Blue shortly after the first book was written. She also wrote the screenplay for Something Blue. But, as Egglesfield once pointed out to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, the sequel was never made because the money wasn’t there.
Both actors recently discussed their desire to get Something Blue made and what it might take to get the story told on the small screen.
Could the ‘Something Borrowed’ story pick up where it left off?
Goodwin thinks the original screenplay wouldn’t work at this point. “She’d have to write another book!” Goodwin told Egglesfield on his Coffee with Colin YouTube. “We are a lot older, Colin! We look great, but we are a lot older than those characters.”
“She could just write another book,” Goodwin suggested. “That movie, I mean, I kind of can’t believe its longevity. Like, I still get stopped for that movie a lot. People tell me it’s their favorite movie a lot. Or I get the texts up the wazoo when it’s suddenly like, I don’t know, on TV. It’s a top streaming thing or whatever. And I don’t know how we haven’t gone back and revisited it. Maybe it would even better now because there’s been like this absurd break between one and two.”
Why does Ginnifer Goodwin think ‘Something Blue’ was never made?
Goodwin was asked to share why she didn’t think Something Blue has yet to be made. She agreed with Egglesfield’s hypothesis that Something Blue wasn’t made because romantic comedies weren’t generating revenue.
“Maybe there is something to the fact that when that was coming out, that was also such a shift in viewing habits,” she remarked. “Because I mean, I think the reason we didn’t make the next one is because the box office wasn’t good enough. I think we had to reach a certain threshold to make the second one and we didn’t hit it at the box office.”
But Goodwin pointed out Something Borrowed had a viral cult following after it left the theaters. “But then what do you do about the fact that it did so well in its afterlife after it left the theater? Like, what do you do about these things?” she asked.
Colin Egglesfield wants ‘Something Blue’ to be made on Netflix
Because the film likely wouldn’t have the draw for theaters, Egglesfield thinks Something Blue is perfect for a streaming platform. “I think Netflix should pony up the money and make Something Blue,” he exclaimed. Goodwin agreed.
“You know, I mean, I would love to be in it,” she said. “But I’d also love to see the movie that is frankly, 10 years, 11 years later. When did it come out in 2011? Yeah. I would love to see those characters but Emily would have to rewrite that far.”
One big reason fans hope for the sequel is that Something Borrowed left viewers hanging in the end. While Dex (Egglesfield) and Rachel (Goodwin) ended up together, Darcy’s (Kate Hudson) fate isn’t as clear-cut. She is pregnant with Dex’s friend Marcus’s baby. But the show ends with Darcy surprising friend Ethan (John Krasinski) in London. He sees her walking toward him on the street and he takes off running. Do Darcy and Ethan end up together? Do Rachel and Dex get married? The original Something Blue story mainly follows Darcy and her self-discovery journey.
But as Egglesfield and Goodwin point out – the story would be much different for the characters today.