VIDEO: Bette Midler Talks HOCUS POCUS' 20th Anniversary on KATIE
Stage and screen star Bette Midler recently stopped by KATIE to talk about the 1993 film HOCUS POCUS celebrating its 20th anniversary. In the clip below, find out what she had to say about filming with her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and more!
HOCUS POCUS is directed by Kenny Ortega from a script by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert (story by Garris and David Kirschner). The movie follows three sister witches who are resurrected after 300 years in Salem, Mass., on Halloween night. Two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat must put an end to the witches reign of terror once and for all.
Midler just starred on Broadway in I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers in her first Broadway appearance in almost 40 years. She will soon be bringing the show to the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Midler's debut album, 1972's The Divine Miss M set her on the path that has led her to earn Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes and Academy Award nominations in a career that has spanned over 40 years. She has toured the world, sold millions of albums, published two books and appeared in over two dozen films, including The Rose, Beaches, Ruthless People, Hocus Pocus, First Wives Club and For The Boys.
In addition to her work on stage and in films, Bette has made her mark in television, with the Emmy Award-winning CBS special of Ol Red Hair Is Back, and several HBO concerts, Live at Last and Art or Bust, and the Emmy Award-winning Diva Las Vegas. In 1992 she starred in the CBS television adaptation of the musical Gypsy, for which she won both a Golden Globe and the national board of review award for her performance.