Nineties kids rejoice, because Jennifer Love Hewitt wants a Can’t Hardly Wait reunion. If you don’t remember, this teen film became a cult classic, even though it bombed in the box office when it was released in 1998.
Can’t Hardly Wait starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, who at that point was quickly becoming the 90s queen, so much that she was parodied, as well as the film itself, in Not Another Teen Movie. The film also starred Ethan Embry, Lauren Ambrose, Selma Blair, Clea Duvall, Jerry O’Connell, Peter Facinelli, Donald Faison, and Seth Green. And if you look real quick, you’ll be able to see a very young Jason Segel in one of his first screen roles.
So what made Hewitt bring up the film? Well, according to E!, Cinespia screened the film at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Saturday. Jennifer Love Hewitt got wind of it and tweeted for its triumphant return. At the time she wrote, “So proud to have been a part of this movie! Can’t Hardly Wait reunion movie anyone? Let’s get them to make it!”
Nostalgic fans of the hit immediately responded to the tweet.
@TheReal_Jlh Count me in for the Can’t Hardly Wait reunion movie all day.
— Loustradamus (@Loustradamus1) August 16, 2015
@TheReal_Jlh I love that idea! so many familiar faces in that movie, it would be a blast to see you all again as these characters!!!☺
— SeaAngelJenn (@seaangeljenn) August 16, 2015
.@TheReal_Jlh I would love to watch that!!! One of my all-time favourite high school movies!!!
— Rion (@riondylan) August 16, 2015
Back in 2013, star Ethan Embry (Preston) was interviewed by VH1. As it turns out, he can’t even remember making Can’t Hardly Wait because he was too stoned during the making.
“At the time, when we were shooting that, I was the world’s biggest stoner. I remember the director came up to me and asked if I was ‘altered.’ But other than that, nothing sticks out because I was so stoned the entire time.”
“I was a smoker and the world’s biggest pot head and probably smelled like a walking ashtray.”
A reunion film would be perfect for everyone wondering what the characters are up to in the present day. Although the movie went on to explain what happened to each character, it would be cool to see another film flesh out their stories or perhaps even alter it a bit. Embry’s character, Preston, wound up with his crush, Amanda (Hewitt), but if Embry signs on for a potential sequel, he would want it to be a bit different than a typical happily ever after.
“[Preston would] have to get pretty dark. [He and Amanda] would have to not be together anymore. I’ve beaten myself up quite a bit in the past 15 years. Yeah, so maybe, if he went down the actual Vonnegut writer’s path. Amanda and him had a horrible breakup and there were kids involved. He drinks himself silly over a typewriter. I’d make that sequel.”
What do you think? Should the Can’t Hardly Wait cast petition for a sequel?
[Photo by Columbia Pictures]