While Tina Fey and Amy Poehler play the titular siblings in the upcoming film Sisters, they aren’t the only funny female Saturday Night Live alumni who will be joining in the affair. Fey and Poehler have recruited the talents of Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and writer Paula Pell to help round out the creative ensemble for the sibling comedy film. While we know very little about the character Dratch will be portraying in Sisters, she apparently has a great idea for what she could do in a future sequel.
Dratch – whose character in the film has been the least explored by marketing material – revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she has her own idea for what she could do in a Sisters sequel:
I'm the third sister that was kept in the basement.
Poehler and Fey seem to be switching up the formula of their comedic duo for Sisters by making Fey the animated sister and Poehler the straight-laced one. However, having Dratch portray an oddball sister kept in the basement would very much feel within her wheelhouse. During her time on Saturday Night Live, Dratch become known for her outlandish – not to mention somewhat maladjusted – characters such as Debbie Downer, Virginia Clarvin, and Qrplt*xk. Check out a picture of Qrplt*xk below to get a sense of what Dratch’s basement-bound third sister might be like if Sisters 2 ever makes it to theaters:
In the film, Poehler and Fey portray grown up sisters who decide to have one last party at their childhood home. Given that it’s in the trailer, it doesn’t seem like too much of a spoiler to say that things quickly get out of hand and the house takes a beating. Perhaps that’s the event that allows their third sister to finally make it out of the basement? Considering the fact that Dratch will most certainly appear in Sisters, but won't be portraying a member of the family, it might take a bit of work to set her up for that role in a sequel.
Of course, the possibility of a Sisters sequel all depends on the success of the upcoming first installment. That won’t be an east feat considering the film finds itself in the unenviable position of going toe to toe with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ever the comedians, Fey and Poehler have addressed this concern head on by appealing to moviegoers to see both films and championing the new hash tag: #youcanseethemboth.
Only time will tell of Sisters performs well enough to warrant a sequel. Sisters will hit theaters on December 18, and just remember, you can see it along with Star Wars.