Oscar-nominated composer/producer Marc Shaiman isn't just signed in for Hairspray 2... he's revealing key plot points for the movie!
“People hate Tracy (Nikki Blonsky) because she doesn’t lose weight," Shaiman told MTV. "They ask ‘Now that you’re famous, why won’t you lose weight?’. And Link (Efron) experiments with drugs. Throughout half the movie, he has an ongoing dialogue with three pimples on his forehead.”
The producer continued:
“Edna (John Travolta) loses weight, but sees her husband (Christopher Walken) lusting after fat women,” Shaiman laughed, citing one of the musical numbers he’s particularly eager to write. “And so, she finally breaks down and runs over to a snack table. Just within one number, she gets fat again; gaining 20 pounds at a time. [Her fat] pops out, and by the end of the song she’s completely at her old weight again.”