Asked about a sequel again in a November 2012 interview, she stated: Well, actually, yes. Frumpy and cynical, she fears her life will never change. However, the meetings proved fruitless because the executives insisted on making changes that they felt would make the film more marketable, which Vardalos objected to: these included changing the plot, getting a known actress in the lead role was one name mentioned , and changing the family's ethnicity to. With her new computer skills and polished image, Toula asks her mother and her Aunt Voula to convince Gus that Toula should work at Voula's travel agency instead of the restaurant. Ian's parents are unaware of Greek culture and are shocked by the family's rambunctiousness.
She suggests to Ian that they elope instead. We have such an easy chemistry together. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. As Ian and Toula are walking Paris from their house to Greek school, Paris asks why she has to go to Greek school. Toula and Ian arrive to find all of Toula's extended family at the dinner, where they dance and drink for hours. The edition contains a digital copy of the film and features as well as a 30-minute retrospective with Vardalos and Corbett.
But she assures her that when the time comes, she can marry whomever she wants. Domestically, it also held the record for the highest-grossing film never having been number one on the weekly North American box office charts until the 2016 release of the animated film. Ian's willingness to do this encourages Gus and Maria to gradually accept Ian into the family. Toula insists she loves Ian. She tries to speak to him, only to embarrass herself with her social awkwardness.
As her classes progress, Toula gains self-confidence. I think that shows through on the screen and people recognize it. On the wedding day, Toula is nervous and surrounded by relatives, but the traditional Greek wedding goes perfectly. He notices Toula, not recognizing that she is the same woman who tried to talk to him at Dancing Zorba's. Toula replies that she had to go to Greek school as a child, so Paris will too. Vardalos began meeting various executives about making a film version of the play and began writing a screenplay as well.
And we have chemistry because we never 'did it. Other cousins trick Ian into saying inappropriate things in Greek. The real home representing the Portokalos' residence actually has most of the external ornamentation that was shown in the film. Following the reception, Toula and Ian leave for a honeymoon in Greece, both appreciating the craziness of their Greek family. Also, some minor parts of the movie were shot at Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto.
. A number of Hollywood executives and celebrities saw it, including actress , who is herself of Greek origin; Wilson convinced her husband, actor , to see it as well. He then presents the newlyweds with a deed to a house. Toula thrives in her new job, and one day she sees Ian walking by the travel agency. And it's only now that I've really become open to the idea. When Toula invites Ian's quiet, reserved parents to meet her parents at their home, she insists that it be a simple dinner with just the six of them. Toronto's and neighborhood feature prominently in the film.
She longs for an independent life away from the restaurant and her intrusive family. Ian tries to adapt to the family's Greek customs and mannerisms. Her staunchly proud Greek immigrant parents, Gus and Maria, raised their daughters to follow their cultural traditions of marriage and motherhood. Because Ian is not Greek, Toula keeps the relationship secret from her family, but her parents find out when a family friend sees them kissing in a parking lot. At the reception, Gus gives a speech accepting Ian and his parents as family. He was scheduled to appear as the best friend of his replacement's character, but the show was cancelled before he appeared.
As they walk, it is revealed that their home is next door to Toula's parents. When Ian realizes Toula was the woman at the restaurant, Toula is sure Ian will lose interest. The home used to depict Gus and Maria Portokalos's residence as well as the home bought next door at the end of the film for Toula and Ian is located on Glenwood Crescent just off O'Connor Drive in. After some crafty persuasion by his wife, Maria, Gus reluctantly permits Toula to attend classes. Despite Toula's lingering shyness, they introduce themselves and begin dating.