It’s been 27 years since Hocus Pocus first graced our screens, but Bette Midler said falling back into character for a charity reunion special was magically easy.
The 74-year-old Golden Globe winner is reuniting with Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, her co-stars from the Disney classic, for a virtual benefit on October 30.
Fans freaked out when they first heard about the reunion.
The event, called In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover, will raise funds for the New York Restoration Project, which Bette founded in 1995 to plant trees and revitalise green spaces in New York City.
Bette teased a snap of the coven back in their signature witchy wardrobes, and we’re frankly spellbound with excitement about the supernatural Sanderson family reunion.
She told People: ‘The thing that was so funny was that once we were all in costume, in our hair and makeup, we sort of fell into our same roles, even from 27 years ago,’ she said.
‘I think that the experience of playing those characters was so indelible to each one of us that it was as if no time had passed at all. We just fell into the characters immediately.
‘Sarah was her usual bouncy self and Kathy was going around with her funny mouth and the horn on her head.
‘And of course, I’ve been doing the voice of that character in and out of my life for many, many years. She’s almost like a second … an alter ego to me.
‘So, it was just so strange and wonderful to be there again, as if no time had passed at all.’
The Hulaween Takeover, which anyone can virtually attend with a $10 (£7.68) ticket, might not be the last we see of the Sanderson sisters.
Bette also didn’t rule out joining the cast of the Disney+ Hocus Pocus sequel, announced last year, and told Entertainment Weekly in September that she ‘can’t wait to fly’ if the studio can sort out logistics.
The Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover takes place on Friday 30 October.
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