New York — Juju Brener, who plays Sarah Sanderson in Hocus Pocus 2, watched the original movie over and over when preparing for her role. “I was just studying Sarah’s movements, what she’s doing, her voice,” said the young actress.
Hocus Pocus 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic Hocus Pocus on Disney, brings together the beloved cast of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, while introducing new characters into the mix. The film premiered on Disney+ and quickly broke broadcast records during its opening weekend as the premiere of their first-ever movie.
The film’s director, Anne Fletcher, made sure to merge the old and the new in the sequel to attract hardcore fans and welcome newcomers to the film. Juju comments, “If you haven’t watched Hocus Pocus and watched the second, you’ll still love it, and you’ll still enjoy it. Ann tried to make it different but she also tried to make it cool…like the first.”
A huge fan of Disney characters, Juju was thrilled to be a part of the sequel, especially since Halloween is her favorite holiday. Both Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2 are available to stream now on Disney+.
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