Nia Vardalos of 'Greek Wedding' fame writes for outcasts
May 10, 2004
LOS ANGELES — Nia Vardalos has a theory about the popular kids in high school.
Scene from Connie and Carla
"I have this theory of life that there are four popular people
in high school. And then there are the rest of us," she told
reporters recently, according to AP Radio.
Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding and
Connie and Carla, said she writes for the outcasts and the
"I write movies for the rest of us – who never peaked in high
school. And for the people that did peak in high school and then
realized later that it's all downhill, welcome to the movie as
In Connie and Carla, Vardalos and Toni Collette star as lounge
singers who go on the run after witnessing a murder and hide out as
drag queens at a West Hollywood gay bar.
While doing research for the film, Vardalos said she learned
some new terms – such as "drag bag."
"That's the bag that you toss over your shoulder that has all
your makeup and your fishnet stockings in it," she said. "Formerly
known to us as (a) purse." – Sapa-AP
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