Members of the Apatow family are booked and busy. So much so, that dad Judd Apatow isn’t sure he can afford them this time around.
At the premiere of George Carlin’s American Dream, the This Is 40 director—who has already began writing the movie’s sequel—joked that when it comes to casting wife Leslie Mann and daughters Maude Apatow, 24, and Iris Apatow, 19, even he may not have all that much luck.
“Well, I’m sketching out This Is 50 right now because, it’s about time, so we’ll see if it comes together,” he told E! News exclusively at the May 11 event. “I don’t know if I can afford everyone anymore.”
That statement may have just a little bit of truth to it since all three ladies have steadily stayed on-screen after appearing in the 2012 film. (The frequent collaborators also appeared in Judd’s 2007 movie, Knocked Up and 2009’s Funny People). Most recently, Leslie starred in two 2022 films, Cha Cha Real Smooth and Judd’s The Bubble (which Iris also appeared in). Meanwhile, Maude has been killing it as Lexi in HBO’s Euphoria.