Josh Lucas says 'Sweet Home Alabama' sequel is blocked by Reese Witherspoon being a 'mogul': 'You can talk to her about stuff 5 years from now'

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Josh Lucas says 'Sweet Home Alabama' sequel is blocked by Reese Witherspoon being a 'mogul': 'You can talk to her about stuff 5 years from now'
Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas in "Sweet Home Alabama." Touchstone
  • Josh Lucas is all for a "Sweet Home Alabama" sequel.
  • The problem is Reese Witherspoon's busy schedule, he said.
  • "She's her own version of Oprah Winfrey now," he said.

Josh Lucas expressed his openness to a sequel to the beloved 2002 rom-com "Sweet Home Alabama." But Reese Witherspoon's schedule might be the main thing holding them back.

"Look, I would love to do the sequel. The issue is Reese has got a book club," Lucas said with a laugh on SiriusXM's "Pop Culture Spotlight."

And Witherspoon doesn't just have a book club. Along with having a full slate of vehicles to star in (including "Legally Blonde 3"), she's also producing projects and busy with her media company, Hello Sunshine.

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"I'm saying that, like, laughingly, but Reese is, you know, I've heard like, 'Oh, you can talk to her about stuff five years from now, now.' She's a mogul."

Josh Lucas says 'Sweet Home Alabama' sequel is blocked by Reese Witherspoon being a 'mogul': 'You can talk to her about stuff 5 years from now'
(L-R) "Sweet Home Alabama" stars Patrick Dempsey, Reese Witherspoon, and Josh Lucas. TIMOTHY WHITE/TOUCHSTONE/KOBAL/SHUTTERSTOCK

Lucas said that even during the making of "Sweet Home Alabama," in which he plays Witherspoon's estranged husband whom she falls back in love with (sorry, Patrick Dempsey), he could tell his costar was destined to take over Hollywood.

"Back when I was doing 'Sweet Home Alabama,' I, for some reason, remember telling the director or somebody, 'I bet this woman ends up running a movie studio one day,'" Lucas said. "And she's even beyond that at this point. I mean, she's her own version of Oprah Winfrey now, right? And it's extraordinary and not surprising either, at all."

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Lucas has also kept himself busy since making the rom-com, giving memorable roles in movies like "Glory Road" and most recently "Ford v Ferrari." But he said he was all for teaming back up with Witherspoon to continue the story of the red-hot couple Jake Perry and Melanie Smooter.

And if he has to wait five years until that happens, so be it.

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