Bette Midler doesn’t need ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ to remain gay icon

Bette Midler doesn’t suppose she wants “Hocus Pocus 2” to burnish her standing as a homosexual icon.

“No!” she exclaimed to Web page Six completely on the film’s premiere in New York Metropolis on Tuesday. “That is worldwide, that is international, lady! Get a grip!”

The primary “Hocus Pocus” film got here out in 1993 and centered on a trio of diabolical witches — performed by Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — who had been woke up after being executed within the seventeenth century.

The movie obtained combined evaluations and was not a field workplace success. However through the years, it developed a rabid fan base that saved calling for a sequel.

Midler appeared barely gobsmacked on Tuesday that “Hocus Pocus 2” had lastly been made, calling it “unbelievable.”

Disney's "Hocus Pocus 2" New York Premiere

Midler introduced her husband, Martin von Haselberg, to the premiere.

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Hocus Pocus 2 World Premiere

Midler additionally posed along with her “Hocus Pocus 2” co-stars Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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“We [Midler, Najimy and Parker] kind of requested about it, requested about it,” the “Seashores” star defined to us. “Once we lastly realized it had develop into one thing, we requested about it once more.

“They kind of uncared for us, after which lastly they determined it was time. Thirty years, lady!” she crowed.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy in "Hocus Pocus 2."
The sequel comes out 29 years after the unique “Hocus Pocus.”
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It was a household affair on the purple carpet, with many stars bringing youngsters and spouses.

Midler, 76, Najimy, 65, and Parker, 57, posed with their respective husbands, Martin von Haselberg, Dan Finnerty and Matthew Broderick. The “Intercourse and the Metropolis” alum’s hardly ever seen 13-year-old twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, additionally tagged alongside.

Bette Midler on a red carpet.
Midler says it’s “unbelievable” the sequel was lastly made.
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Different celebs on the packed premiere included Ralph Macchio along with his daughter, Julia, in addition to Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Hale and Sam Richardson.

Additionally there was “Ladies” star Jemima Kirke, who snapped at a publicist for shifting her and her two youngsters alongside the carpet.

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