Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kathy Najimy pocketed one of her movies, but the conversation quickly turned to her “Hocus Pocus” co-star Bette Midler. Najimy quickly shared a story about her obsession with Milder that predated her appearance in Hocus Pocus. She said: “I always broke into behind the scenes where she was performing. I had guards chasing me, not only were they in the same movie, but playing her sister blew me away.”
It seems like Najimy was obsessed with Midler even before they got a chance to star in Hocus Pocus together. This makes sense given Midler’s continued popularity. Midler has built a reputation and following as both an actor and a singer. According to YouGov America, over 86% of people have heard of Midler. Not only that, as IMDb noted, Midler was nominated for 57 awards and took home 28 of them. Giving Najimy the chance to play a character alongside Midler must have been a dream come true. One wonders if any of Midler’s security guards recognized Najimy due to her longstanding obsession. At least fans will soon see the Sanderson Sisters reuniting in Hocus Pocus 2, and we now know a hilarious bit of history between Midler and Najimy.
https://www.looper.com/1026173/kathy-najimys-hilarious-moment-with-hocus-pocus-co-star-bette-midler/ Kathy Najimy’s hilarious moment with Hocus Pocus co-star Bette Midler