In our exclusive interview with ”Centre Stage 2 : Turn it Up” director Steven Jacobson (an Aussie boy!) we asked whether a third film is a possibility – and whether or not it might actually pick up the adventures of Jody, the lovely blonde ballerina from the original 2000 film.
The Melbournian says he sees â€œno reason at allâ€ why the character of Jody couldnâ€™t return for the inevitable ”Centre Stage 3”.
â€œAustralia is the first country to get [CS2], but after everyone else sees it, and people like itâ€¦ I think weâ€™d all like to do another one. I have some ideas but I wonâ€™t give them away at this point.â€
The filmmaker said he didn’t think Jody should be a part of this latest pic, ”Centre Stage 2 : Turn it Up”.
â€œIf it were a real direct sequel to the original, and just picked up after the last one, then yes, we would have followed Jody and the other characters into whatever they did next â€“ after ballet schoolâ€, he says, adding a quick cameo from the character wouldâ€™ve taken audiences out of this story. â€œWe wanted to have the film set in the same world, but to tell a different story â€“ and for people to invest themselves in this storyâ€