The 54-year-old actor tells Us Weekly that 'Charles Shyer wrote a script' and that 'there’s talk' about a third installment.
Father of the Bride, a 1991 American comedy film was the talk of the time. People couldn't get over the dramatic humor that Steve Martin brought to the screen. After receiving critical acclaim, a sequel was released in 1995 and the talks of creating a third were all over town. The rumor about this third installment has been going around for quite some time now and recently the Us Weekly confirmed that there indeed exists a third script.
George Newbern, the actor who played Bryan Mackenzie in the movie, told this media outlet that the movie's director Charles Shyer did write a script for the third movie in the franchise. "Charles Shyer wrote a script. I know there’s a script out there. And there’s talk," said Newbern. He also expressed his doubts about the development of the script and said, "I don’t know how far it got but I’m sure most of the cast would be into it if the script was right. So maybe that’s just a question of that happening."
Talking about some interesting theories people had for the sequel Newbern added, "I have heard some [concepts] and they are pretty far out there. From what I heard it was pretty good and different and newsworthy." Better known for playing Charlie in ABC's hit television series, Scandal, the 52-year-old actor was loved by the viewers for his portrayal of MacKenzie -the fiancé and husband of the bride - in the 1991 Father of the Bride, and its sequel in 1995. Here we saw a genuine and successful man fall for Annie Banks (Kimberly Williams-Paisley). For him, she was the one but after meeting his parents George Banks (Steve Martin) and Diane Keaton (Nina Banks), he realized that getting her father to agree for their union is going to be one hell of a task.
The movie also starred the likes of Kieran Culkin, who played Matty Banks and Martin Short's portrayal of an eccentric and over the top-wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer was too hilarious to ignore. Diving into the life of Bryan MacKenzie, Newbern says, "I love it — independent communications consultant. It was hilarious." He also provides his take on the character's life right now. "I think Bryan MacKenzie would probably be a grandfather now. They had a kid so he’s probably got a grandkid at this point, I think. Or at least close to it. Or his daughter would be getting married. He’s probably invested in a startup in Silicon Valley because they are on the West Coast. And they probably live up in the Bay area. They got four kids. They need to shoot the third one. We need to do a third one. That would be great," he said.
The 52-year-old actor has been paying homage to the 1920s Colonial home in Alhambra in California which was actually used as the Bank's residence in the movie. He tells the outlet how he has been visiting that place from time to time with his family as he said, "We used to drive by it all the time." He further adds, "My family likes to go to a [certain] library, which is right down the street from it. We would always cut through the neighborhood and look at it."
"We saw some people stopping and gawking a little. It’s a great memory and what’s really cool is that I can look back at my career and say that I did the nicest guy possible in Father of the Bride and then the worst guy in Scandal and they were both memorable. It’s good to be seen in two complete ways," continued Newbern. When asked about his favorite moments he had with Steve in the due course of the shooting of the film he said, "I remember the first day on set I got something in my eye and I kept rubbing my eye and I kept saying, ‘Oh my God, I’m so embarrassed. My eye is so bloodshot.’ And Steve saw me freaking out and right before we shot the scene he said, ‘OK, George, whatever you do, don’t think about it.’"
He then recollected an incident where he realized that the two "exactly the same way." The Scandal star recalled, "He was constantly doing stuff like that. I’m also a little bit of a hypochondriac and I always feel like I’m coming down with something and I realized that Steve is exactly the same way. So any time I would clear my throat he would be like, ‘Are you coming down with something?’ That’s one thing that we had in common. I don’t know if he remembers that but I certainly do."
He further informs how he's in touch with his co-star Kimberly Williams-Paisley out of the whole cast."I see Kim probably two, three times a year. She and Brad [Paisley] have a place out near Santa Barbara and so do I so we go out and sometimes I see her up there. I used to have some business in Nashville so I would see her in Nashville. I keep in touch with her the most out of everybody," he revealed. Finally, when asked about the fate of Franck, he said, "Franck would probably be a congressman or a senator with Al Franken in Minnesota."