| Nia Vardalos (Toula Portokalos): Nice
Greek girls who don't find a husband, work in the family restaurant. So here I
am, day after day, year after year, thirty and way past my expiration date.
Lainie Kazan (Maria Portokalos): The men may be the head of the
house but the women are the neck and they can turn the head anyway they want.
Lainie Kazan (Maria): Nicko! Don't play with food! When I was
your age, I didn't have food!
Lainie Kazan (Maria): Touvla, On
my wedding night, my mother, she said to me, "Greek women, we may be lambs in
the kitchen, but we are tigers in the bedroom.
Nia Vardalos (Toula):
Eew! Please let that be the end of your story.
(Toula): When I was growing up, I knew I was different. The other girls were
blonde and delicate, and I was a swarthy six-year-old with sideburns.
Nia Vardalos (Toula): I had to go to Greek school, where I sat
in a room translating, "If Nick has one goat and Maria has nine, how soon will
Nia Vardalos (Toula): If nagging were an Olympic
sport, my Aunt Voula would win a gold medal!
Andrea Martin (Aunt
Voula): What do you mean, you don't eat no meat? ... That's okay. I'll make
Michael Constantine (Gus Portokalos): In the end, we're all
Michael Constantine (Gus): Say any word, and I'll tell
you how the root of that word is Greek.
(Gus): I'll get the Windex!
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding Trivia
| Did you know?
That Nia Vardalos had a one woman
show which told the story of her own family. Rita Wilson, who has a Greek
mother, saw the show and persuaded her husband, Tom Hanks to make a movie of
it. Wilson recognized how authentic the storyline was.
Vardalos' real life husband, Ian Gomez, appears as John Corbett's (Ian) best
That Vardalos' real life college, Ryerson University is the
school where John Corbett teaches.
That Vardalos balked at allowing the
intimate scenes with Corbett become too revealing for fear what her father
That the Windex bit is real. Nia Vardalos' father is a true
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