Nevermind the fact it’s been two decades since Coyote Ugly came out, Tyra Banks thinks it’s time for a sequel – or an entire TV series, at that.
During an appearance on US show The Kelly Clarkson Show this week, the model/actress/host/entrepreneur dropped that she was meant to be talking about the project with Maria Bello, who played Lil in the movie, at the same time of her interview.
“I literally was supposed to be on a conference call today about bringing Coyote Ugly back,” she said. “We were supposed to be on a call today, and I’m talking to you and I can’t talk to them. Yes, we are talking about trying to do Coyote Ugly 2 or a series.” Major.
If you aren’t familiar with the 2000 rom-musical, it follows an aspiring and naive songwriter who leaves her quiet New Jersey life to make it big in NYC... and winds up working in a bar. But this isn't any normal bar. The bartenders are all beautiful performers, who take to dancing on the bar tables to impress their male patrons below. Look, it's far from a feminist piece, but it was good fun at the time.
The film also starred Piper Perabo, Bridget Moynahan, Adam Garcia (our original '00s crush) and LeAnn Rimes, and showcased a range of crop tops and some very excellent singing montages. (We still remember every word to "Can't Fight The Moonlight".)
During her time on Clarkson's show, Banks also revealed what it was like to audition for the original Coyote Ugly. Apparently, the team asked her what song she wanted to dance to, to which she replied, "I'll take Prince’s 'Kiss'".
“I’m in this huge hotel room, all these casting people lined up looking at me. And I’m dancing, I’m head whipping and doing all this stuff. Twenty seconds go by, 30, [one] minute, minute and a half – the whole song I ended up dancing. And then after I’m out of breath, they all just started laughing. They were like, ‘We are so sorry, but we were enjoying that so much we kept the music going.'”
While there’s been no official news on the reboot, Tyra's comments are pretty promising. Original trailer, here, if you fancy a throwback.
Main Image Credit: Coyote Ugly, Touchstone Pictures