Entertainment Movies Josh Lucas Says He's 'Campaigned' Reese Witherspoon for 'Sweet Home Alabama' Sequel, She's 'So Busy' "I'll be there tomorrow," Josh Lucas said of a potential Sweet Home Alabama sequel By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 10, 2022 05:21 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Touchstone/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Josh Lucas is considering a return to where the skies are so blue. The actor, 51, said he "would love to" star in a sequel to Sweet Home Alabama as he spoke to Entertainment Tonight more than 20 years after he and Reese Witherspoon appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy, and he's event discussed the idea with his former romantic lead. "I've campaigned her. I'm not going to say that she's the problem, but I think part of it is that Reese is so busy," he said. Reese Witherspoon Says She's Down to Make a Sweet Home Alabama Sequel: 'That Sounds Fun' "I really believe that — I'm assuming, I hope — she wants to be part of it," Lucas explained. "Carving out that piece of her life isn't so easy for her. I don't have the same responsibilities or time constraints, so I hope that she could find time to do it. I'll be there tomorrow." Witherspoon, 46, previously said that a sequel "would be a great idea" as she discussed the movie on Today with Hoda & Jenna in October. In Sweet Home Alabama, Witherspoon played budding New York City fashion designer Melanie, who becomes engaged to her eligible sweetheart Andrew (Patrick Dempsey). But in order to live their happily ever after, she has to go home to Alabama and get her first husband Jake (Lucas) to sign divorce papers. "I go back to when we were shooting that movie, I had this moment where I was like, 'Wow, this woman is a really brilliant, powerful person,'" Lucas told ET of Witherspoon. "Not just, obviously, being a great actress and comedian that she was — she's in her mid-20s at that point. I said to the director, I said to a couple of people, 'Reese is going to run a movie studio.' They were like, 'Really?'" he recalled. "If you look at what she's doing, she's become a mogul." RELATED VIDEO: Matthew McConaughey Tells Reese Witherspoon She Was His First Celebrity Crush: 'True Story' Witherspoon celebrated the 20th anniversary of their movie in September with some fan-favorite scenes and a heartfelt tribute. "Twenty years ago, Sweet Home Alabama came out and completely changed my life," she wrote in the caption. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Incredible memories of shooting this movie with these amazing actors—Josh, Patrick, Dakota, Melanie, Jean, Ethan, Mary Kay, Fred, and Candace, of course! So many great scenes and my favorite line... 'So I can kiss you anytime I want,'" Witherspoon continued. "Do you remember seeing it for the first time?"