Father of the Bride fans, take note! It appears that Steve Martin and Martin Short, who starred in the hit 1991 movie, are officially in for another wedding. This time, however, they won't be taking on the roles of stressed out father of the bride George Banks and eccentric wedding planner Franck Eggelhoffer. While filming the third season of their hit Hulu series Only Murders in the Building, the duo appear to join co-star Selena Gomez as she seemingly prepares for a wedding.
Yesterday, March 21, 2023, Martin took to his Twitter page to share two behind-the-scenes photos from the set. In his first post, Martin, who plays Charles-Haden Savage, is seen wearing a classic black tuxedo as he stands arm-in-arm with Gomez, who plays Mabel Mora. In the photo, Gomez wears a strapless lace and tulle wedding dress by David's Bridal with a full skirt and flowing veil. The caption reads, "Guess what just happened!" He later shared an additional photo of Gomez with Short, who plays Oliver Putnam, in a black velvet tuxedo paired with a red scarf and boutonnière; in that short, Gomez adds wrist-length white gloves to her look. That caption reads, "Turns out this happened, too."
Fans quickly noted the similarities between the show and movie. According to People, one Twitter user replied to Martin's post saying, "The neighbor of the bride." Another writes, "Wasn't there a movie called … oh yeah, I get it. Congrats 🎉🎈"
Gomez also shared photos from the memorable day on set. In her post, she's seen in the very same wedding dress sitting in what appears to be her trailer. "I have no caption. Just a regular day at work," she writes on Instagram. Her snapshots gave fans a closer look at Mabel's interpretation of wedding style. Her sleek updo, classic ball gown, and dangling earrings were paired with a bold red lip and white Dr. Martens, a nod to the character's typically edgier sartorial choices.
This isn't the first time the comedic duo have reprised some semblance of their hit Father of the Bride roles. In December of 2022, Martin and Short co-hosted Saturday Night Live and parodied their hit movie with a fake trailer for Father of the Bride Part 8. According to CNN, Gomez also joined the skit as Annie's wedding performer, hired by Franck for the big day.
While there's no word yet on when season three of Only Murders in the Building will return to Hulu, we do know that season two ended with a jump of roughly one year into the future. During that time, did Mabel find a love interest that she's ready to marry when the show resumes? If these new photos are any indication, a major plot twist could be forthcoming.