‘Something Borrowed’ Star Colin Egglesfield Asks About ‘Something Blue’ Sequel – Could It Be in the Works?
Rom-com sleeper hit Something Borrowed marked its 10 year anniversary on May 6 and Colin Egglesfield, who played “Dex” asked, “Who wants to see Something Blue? It’s been way too long!”
Egglesfield stirred excitement on his Instagram when he shared photos and celebrated the anniversary, raising fan’s hopes that a sequel to the cliffhanger from Something Borrowed could come to fruition. Several fans shared that they have watched Something Borrowed multiple times. Others added comments like, “Absolutely love this movie,” one fan wrote. “Yes please we need Something Blue!!!” While Egglesfield got the conversation going, he told Showbiz Cheat Sheet exactly why Something Blue is still far from seeing the light of day.
Streaming services may be a big reason why ‘Something Blue’ hasn’t gotten off the ground
Egglesfield is fully aware of the fan love for Something Borrowed and shared he’s all in if cameras rolled for Something Blue. But Hollywood has changed over the last 10 years since Something Borrowed debuted in theaters. He pointed directly to the birth of streaming services as being a big hurdle for a sequel.
“I think it’s a combination of the perfect storm of Netflix coming out, people building better and nicer home theater systems,” he admitted. “And the number of people going to movie theaters started to go down right around when Netflix really started to take off.”
Egglesfield added that Something Blue isn’t the only casualty of the industry, but almost all romantic comedies aren’t in theaters. He doesn’t think a film like Pretty Woman would be made today because of the breadth of content offered on streaming services.
“There were so many amazing shows,” he observed. “TV series that were starting to film like on HBO. And obviously Netflix and Cinemax and Showtime. A lot of the A-list actors who were movie stars started to do television. And [producers] just couldn’t justify putting up the kind of money of what it cost to make Something Borrowed or like even like a Pretty Woman or a How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”
‘Something Blue’ rom-com comes down to money
Of course, money talks in Hollywood and big-budget action films reign supreme. “Those films that are like a $30 million film,” Egglesfield remarked. “So that’s the films in between that $10 million to $100 million range just kind of evaporated overnight because the return at the box office just isn’t what it used to be.”
“So it’s either these gigantic tentpole superhero films or these smaller independent films where they ask actors to work for scale,” he explained. “Because the quality of the material is awesome and great and compelling for an actor.”
“But unfortunately, we gotta pay bills, too,” he added. “So that’s led to a lot of actors, obviously, to work on television and it just it’s really sad because, man, I miss romantic comedies. I miss that genre. There are so many great films like romantic comedies from the ’90s and early 2000s that we just don’t really see anymore.”
“Unfortunately, it’s a dying genre,” he admitted. “Unless you turn to Lifetime and Hallmark. That’s really the only place where you’re getting to see those kinds of stories. But unfortunately, they’re just a fraction of the budget of the studio films.”