Nia Vardalos reunited with her on-screen husband John Corbett as filming began on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 in Greece.
The dynamic duo were spotted on Wednesday during the filming of the film in Rafina, about 30 kilometers outside of Athens.
Nia, 59, has her hands full this time around and is not only the star of the film, but also the director.
Light, camera, action! Nia Vardalos reunited with her on-screen husband John Corbett as filming began at My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 in Greece on Wednesday
Despite the many demands of her new role, the star made sure it all looked effortless as she plunged into her character.
Nia wore a button-up denim dress with her hair in a ponytail, while John wore a gray top and jeans.
The on-screen couple smiled as they strolled along the beach together among several 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 cheerful when she filmed the third movie
Back for more! Vardalos and Corbett play husband and wife Toula and Ian
Set days: the actors got back into their character for the third movie
Chat: Nia looked chic as she chatted with cast members before filming
All hands on deck! An assistant followed Nia along with an umbrella while another crew member carried a microphone
Scenic: Vardalos strolled along the idyllic beach
Other familiar faces included 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 shooting had begun on My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
She also gleefully revealed that she would be directing this latest episode.
Sunkissed: John enjoyed a walk along the coast as he prepared to film scenes
Getting the stage ready: Nia approached a broken down truck painted blue and white
Comeback: Elena Kampouris, who plays the daughter of the couple Paris, was seen on the set
Walk and talk: Nia wore a button-up denim dress with her hair in a ponytail, while John wore a gray top and jeans
There she goes: Nia looked relaxed as she reprises her iconic role
Cast shadow! The stars protected themselves from the sun’s rays with their fashionable glasses
Quite a production: there were tons of people on set
Viewed: The scene was beautiful
Atmosphere: the beach provided the perfect atmosphere
Make a splash! The shooting took place along the coast of Greece
“So I have an announcement. We are in Greece filming My Big Fat Wedding 3 and thank you so much for the sweet messages of just waiting and all,” she said.
“They are filming in the beautiful Plaka of Athens,” she added.
Vardalos then announced her 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 screamed.
Look who’s here! Other familiar faces included actress Gia Carides, who plays cousin Nikki, and Louis Mandylor, who plays Toula’s brother Nick Portokalos.
Big news! Vardalos has announced that production has started on 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 gleefully announced that she would be directing this next episode
She captioned the video, ‘Thank you to Playtone, Gold Circle, HBO and Focus! And much love and gratitude to all of you for your support while we waited to film. Greece baby. Greece!’
My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the most successful indie movies of all time when it was released in 2002.
The comedy about Toula and Ian’s marriage and the coming together of their crazy families made $241.4 million domestically and $368.7 million worldwide, on a budget of just $5 million.
Classic Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding became one of the most successful indie movies of all time when it was released in 2002
Loss: The cast suffered a loss last year after 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 is in the works, but production was halted because they couldn’t get 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 make the third film without him, and she wrote the script with his wishes in mind.
“He had told me he wouldn’t be able to be with us for the third film and his wish was for us to continue. I wrote the screenplay to reflect Michael’s decision and will always cherish his last messages to me in the hope that we would start filming soon,” she posted on Instagram.
The plot for this latest episode remains a secret, but Varadalos assured fans that Ian and Toula “are not grandparents!” in this sequel.
‘He told me he wouldn’t be able to join us’: Vardalos revealed that Constantine asked them to make the third film without him, and she wrote the script with his wishes in mind