I’m a big fan of Hocus Pocus, that classic Disney film about witches up to mischief. Well, the movie’s star Bette Midler revealed to People.com that she hasn’t seen the film in 20 years!
“I do not watch it regularly. In fact, I had not seen it in at least 20 years,” Midler, 72, told PEOPLE at her annual Hulaween charity event on Monday. “I watched it the other night, the night before the [25th] anniversary, because I said, ‘You know what, I better look at this again.’ So I watched it, and I loved it! I loved it!”
“I thought it was so funny!” Midler added. “The first time I watched it I was only watching myself. But this time I saw everybody. And I tell ya, those girls in the back — they were going full blast! They were giving me a run for my money. The kids were great, everybody was great!”
It’s really fun to revisit the classics that people of my generation grew up with and loved. Hocus Pocus is a really special film.
At Freeform’s Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary special, Parker expressed shock at how dark the storyline was for a Disney film. “I guess what I remember most is how awful we were as characters,” Parker, 53, said. “I was surprised that the goal was to get a child and basically destroy them, but because it was done in a really heightened, ridiculous way, it was a lot of fun.” At the same event, Midler recalled that the project “intrigued” her because, “it was an opportunity to do things that I really loved to do, which is play physical comedy and be more than a little broad.”
Long live the Sanderson Sisters!