Tom Welling Has an Idea for ‘Cheaper by the Dozen 3’ That Could Totally Work! [Exclusive]

by Jeremy Spirogis
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There are many Tom Welling followers who affiliate him most with Smallville, the DC Comics prequel sequence during which he performed Clark Kent. There are a complete bunch of different followers who grew up with Welling in Cheaper By the Dozen. The two movies are initiatives upon which Welling nonetheless seems again fondly, and he would completely do a 3rd one. 

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l-r: Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Bonnie Hunt and Steve Martin | Lee Celano/WireImage for Hollywood Reporter

Welling spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet by cellphone on Sept. 24 to debate his new TV sequence Professionals. We’ll have extra about Professionals earlier than it premieres, however in fact we needed to ask him about Cheaper By the Dozen too. He has an ideal thought for a 3rd movie! 

Tom Welling in ‘Cheaper By the Dozen’

Cheaper By the Dozen was based mostly on the e book by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. The authors have been two of 12 siblings within the 1940s. The first movie adaptation got here in 1950.

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The 2003 movie starred Steve Martin as Tom Baker, who by accident has 12 youngsters together with his spouse Kate (Bonnie Hunt). Tom meant to cease at 10 however his vasectomy didn’t take and the final being pregnant ended up with twins. Welling performed the oldest of the dozen, Charlie.

Cheaper By the Dozen 2 got here out in 2005 and follows the Bakers on a household trip. At the lake, the Bakers feud with the Murtaughs, who’ve eight youngsters.

Why Tom Welling wasn’t within the ‘Cheaper By the Dozen’ reunion

Hilary Duff led a Cheaper By the Dozen reunion on May 28, exhibiting all the Baker youngsters grown up. Welling was noticeably absent, however so was Martin. Welling confirmed they did ask him to take part.

“I just couldn’t do it,” Welling stated. “It sounded like fun though. They got mostly everybody in there and I got a lot of flack for not being a part of it. I think they wanted the big brother to be there [but] I just couldn’t make the date happen.”

Welling stated he has fond reminiscences of creating each Cheaper By the Dozen movies.

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“Just laughter and more fun,” Welling stated. “It was fantastic doing those. That was energy going on. I was working with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy and then I also had all these young really funny, creative actors around me. I kind of just got to be like wow, look at all this. This is amazing.”

This thought for ‘Cheaper By the Dozen 3’ will not be unhealthy 

As films like Bill & Ted Face the Music show, it’s by no means too late for a sequel. Welling’s thought for Cheaper By the Dozen 3 may actually work. 

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“I’d love to do a third one,” Welling stated. “It can be enjoyable to have Charlie Baker having his first youngster and pondering he’s acquired all of it discovered as a result of he’s had so many siblings. Of course, issues could not go that manner. I feel that’d be humorous however I don’t know the place that mission sits or what they’re doing with it. Cheaper By the Dozen 3.0 or one thing. I don’t know what you’d name it.”

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