The First Wives Club, the best movie ever made, was a big enough success at the box office that it could have had a sequel. But as star Goldie Hawn reveals in a new interview, it was men who kept The First Wives Club 2 from happening. And all of a sudden, I'm the big drag! I'm holding him back because I won't go rollerblading!
As Refinery29 points out, in an interview with the Harvard Business Review, Hawn explained that she sees Hollywood now as a place where small movies like TFWC don't get made as often as they used to be:
The big money goes to kids and young men—big tent-pole movies, which are expensive but have a great return. The smaller movies aren't being made as much. For instance, First Wives Club. We were all women of a certain age, and everyone took a cut in salary to do it so the studio could make what it needed. We all took a smaller back end than usual and a much smaller front end. And we ended up doing incredibly well. The movie was hugely successful. It made a lot of money. We were on the cover of Time magazine. But two years later, when the studio came back with a sequel, they wanted to offer us exactly the same deal. We went back to ground zero. Had three men come in there, they would have upped their salaries without even thinking about it. But the fear of women's movies is embedded in the culture.
I'm very sorry I ever met you! And I'm sorry that I allowed myself to love you for all those years! I'm sorry that I did nothing but be there for you every minute of every hour and support you in your every MOVE. I'm SORRY!
On the bright side, Hawn says she's considering making a move back to television, despite the fact that there are only three ages for women in Hollywood: Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.
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