Nia Vardalos reunited with her on-screen husband, John Corbett, when filming for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 began in Greece.
On Wednesday, the dynamic duo were spotted filming scenes for the film in Rafina, about 30 kilometers from Athens.
Nia, 59, has her hands full this time around, serving not only as the film’s star but also as director.
Light, camera, action! Nia Vardalos reunited with her on-screen husband John Corbett as filming began on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 in Greece on Wednesday
Despite the many demands of her new role, the star made it all look effortless as she threw herself into character.
Nia wore a button down denim dress and her hair up in a ponytail while John wore a gray top and jeans.
The on-screen couple smiled as they strolled along the beach together through various lounge chairs and umbrellas.
An assistant followed Nia with an umbrella while another followed the duo with a microphone in hand.
She is back! Nia looked in high spirits as she filmed the third film
Come back for more! Vardalos and Corbett play husband and wife Toula and Ian
Standard Days: The actors were getting back on stage for the third film
Chat: Nia looked chic as she chatted with cast members before filming
Everyone on the bridge ! An assistant followed Nia with an umbrella while another crew member carried a microphone
Scenic: Vardalos strolled along the idyllic seafront
Other familiar faces include actress Gia Carides, who plays cousin Nikki, and Louis Mandylor, who plays Toula’s brother, Nick Portokalos.
The sighting came just a day after Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the first two films, announced that filming had started on My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
She also happily revealed that she will be directing this latest installment.
Sunkissed: John enjoyed a stroll along the seafront as he prepared to film scenes
Staging: Nia approached a dented truck painted blue and white
Comeback: Elena Kampouris, who plays the couple’s daughter Paris, was seen on set
Walk and talk: Nia wore a button down denim dress and her hair up in a ponytail while John wore a gray top and jeans
Here we go: Nia looked relaxed as she returned to her iconic role
Make shadow ! The stars protected themselves from the sun’s rays with their trendy glasses
The whole production: there were tons of people on set
Views: The scene was beautiful
Vibes: the beach is the perfect backdrop
To make a sensation ! Filming took place along the Greek coast
‘So I have an announcement. We’re in Greece filming My Big Fat Wedding 3 and thank you so much for the lovely on hold messages and everything,’ she said.
“They are filming in the beautiful Plaka of Athens,” she added.
Vardalos then announced his new role by teaching viewers the Greek word for director.
“What that means is director. And guess who the director is? It’s me!’ she cried.
Look who’s here! Other familiar faces include actress Gia Carides, who plays cousin Nikki, and Louis Mandylor, who plays Toula’s brother, Nick Portokalos.
Great news! Vardalos announced the start of production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 in Greece on Tuesday
Stunning: ‘They are filming in the beautiful Plaka of Athens,’ revealed Nia
‘It’s me!’ Vardalos also happily announced that she will be directing this next installment.
She captioned the video, ‘Thank you Playtone, Gold Circle, HBO and Focus! And much love and gratitude to all of you for your support as we waited for filming. Baby Greece. Greece!’
My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the most successful independent films of all time when it was released in 2002.
The comedy about Toula and Ian’s wedding and the convergence of their crazy families grossed $241.4 million domestically and $368.7 million worldwide, on a budget of just $5 million.
Classic film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the most successful independent films of all time when it was released in 2002
Loss: The cast suffered a loss last year following the death of actor Michael Constantine, who played patriarch Gus Portokalos
The cast returned in 2016 for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which was not as successful, earning $59.6 million domestically and $90.6 million worldwide.
Vardalos confirmed last year that a third film was in the works, but production was put on hold due to his inability to secure insurance.
The cast also suffered a loss last year with the death of actor Michael Constantine, who played patriarch Gus Portokalos.
Vardalos revealed that Constantine asked them to do the third film without him, and she wrote the script with his wishes in mind.
“He had told me he couldn’t join us for the third film and his wish was that we continue. I wrote the script to reflect Michael’s decision and will always treasure his final messages, hoping which we would be filming soon,’ she posted on Instagram.
The plot of this final episode remains under wraps but Varadalos assured fans that Ian and Toula “are not grandparents!” in this sequel.
‘He told me he couldn’t join us’: Vardalos reveals Constantine asked them to do the third movie without him, and she wrote the script with his wishes in mind