Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2 behind-the-scenes video shows the production filming a pivotal outdoor flying stunt featuring Winifred Sanderson and a new cast.
A new behind-the-scenes video from Disney’s Hocus pocus 2 revealed how the production filmed a pivotal outdoor flying stunt with Winifred Sanderson. The highly anticipated sequel hit Disney+ nearly three decades after the original film first introduced the world to the Sanderson Sisters, a trio of witches who want to stay young forever, no matter the cost. Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson were played with such comedic perfection by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy that there was a lot of interest from the audience to see them reprise their roles.
Directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal), Hocus Pocus 2 sees a fresh batch of high school seniors from Salem—Becca (Whitney Peak), Cassie (Lilia Buckingham), and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo)—light a new Black Flame Candle and accidentally conjure up the Sanderson Sisters. The film is brimming with nostalgia and recalls to Hocus Pocus, with the Sandersons in a more prominent position. This includes the flight sequences, which, due to advances in technology, are more realistic than ever.
After Hocus pocus 2‘s release stuntwoman Heidi Pascoe shared a behind-the-scenes video of how the production filmed a flying stunt with Winifred Sanderson. The video shows Pascoe, who served as Midler’s stuntwoman, flying as Winnie. It depicts the moment she floats across the street and scoops Cassie into the sky. Watch the video above for yourself.
How is Hocus Pocus 2 faring with audiences and critics?
Although the flying stunts have progressed since 1993, the actual style of the Sanderson flight harvests with nostalgia. This stunt in particular is a reference to Hocus Pocus when Winnie grabs Dani (Thora Birch) as she soars high in the evening sky. The sequel contains numerous such links to its predecessor, even going so far as to show footage from the first film.
In another twist of fate, just like the original, Hocus pocus 2 Unfortunately is not completely blinding all audiences and critics. While most seem to agree that seeing the Sanderson Sisters again is magical, some don’t think it’s a candle to the original movie. Of course, if there’s anything to be learned from the film’s journey, don’t judge too quickly, as time weaves viewers. Maybe in the same vein as how Hocus Pocus refueled at the checkout and then became a cult classic, Hocus pocus 2 will slowly become a holiday favourite. Time will tell.
Source: Heidi Pascoe/Instagram