Marin Hinkle will appear in the forthcoming “Jumanji” sequel, reappearing as Spencer’s (actor Alex Wolff’s) mom.“I will be back! Is that what the Terminator said?” she joked to Page Six on Sunday night at the Writers Guild Awards. “If you got popcorn you missed me [in the first movie], but this time around I think you can get popcorn and candy and a soda and hopefully you won’t miss me.”
Hinkle, 52, who currently stars as Midge Maisel’s mother on Amazon’s hit series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” gushed about working with The Rock, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.“It was such a joy,” she said. “When I met those big stars. They are so funny. That Jack Black … to die for. He’s so funny.”
She added, “I loved it, and I loved working on it. I look forward to it.”Danny DeVito and Awkwafina were previously announced as add-ons to the cast for the sequel, which started production last week. The original cast from The Rock’s “Jumanji,” including Nick Jonas, is also slated to return. Plot details for the film have been sparse.
Hinkle’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won best comedy series at the award show, where star Tony Shalhoub also told us how blessed he feels to be part of the series after an Emmy-winning run on “Monk,” which ended nearly 10 years ago.
“I feel like the luckiest person,” said Shalhoub, 65. “I feel like I am having a whole second career, third, fourth career.”
“Monk” ended in December 2009, and since then, Shalhoub confessed he has felt like he was riding a “roller coaster.”