Michelle Williams Wants ‘Greatest Showman’ Sequel, Daughter Approves

A million dreams! Michelle WilliamsI would be happy to do the same for her Greatest Showman role — if a sequel gets made.

“I would make another one of those in a heartbeat,” the 41-year-old star told VarietyIn an interview published Thursday, May 12th. “I wish they’d make a sequel.”

The pregnant actress — who is expecting her third child and second baby with husband Thomas Kail — played Charity Barnum in the 2017 musical. (Williams has Matilda, 16; late Heath Ledger has Hart, 23 month old, and Kail, 44.


Cameron Seely, Michelle Williams, and Austyn Johnson in ‘The Greatest Showman.’
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Williams noted that P.T. was happy because of the movie. Barnum on his road to becoming a famous entertainer with his creation of Barnum & Bailey Circus, makes her optimistic for a sequel.

“That movie brought so much joy to so many people and to make people that happy, man that is a worthwhile thing to spend your time doing,” she added. “I love making things for kids that are full of joy and positivity.”

While her husband is watching on-screen Hugh Jackman’s P.T. Barnum sang most of the film’s hits, including “The Greatest Show” and “Rewrite the Stars,” Williams belted out a few tunes.

The Dawson’s Creek alum showed off her music chops during songs such as “Tightrope” and “A Million Dreams.” The film became the fifth-highest-grossing live-action musical after bringing in $435 million worldwide but her Greatest Showman performance wasn’t just a hit with moviegoers — Williams’ eldest child is a fan of the film.

“I really love that movie,” the Blue Valentineactress said. “My daughter Matilda sang those songs. My mom is still listening to that soundtrack.”

The My Week with Marylin star, who confirmed her third pregnancy earlier this month, isn’t the only Greatest ShowmanStar wanting to return to another movie.

Jackman, 53 years old, expressed interest in playing the role of musical ringleader again, but he announced in August 2021 that work on a sequel had stalled.

Michelle Williams Wants a Greatest Showman Sequel

Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman in ‘The Greatest Showman.’
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“There’s no script. I don’t know what’s happening with that,” the WolverineAt the time, actor spoke to LADbible. “And you know, this was a Fox movie that is now a Disney movie, right? So I don’t know what the plan is. I haven’t heard anything. Honestly, I haven’t heard anything.”

Jackman assured fans that not all is lost. “But it did take us eight years to get that first movie made, you know, to create and write music and build it,” he continued. “So if there’s going to be a sequel, and I’m not going to be on a Zimmer frame, we better get going.”

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