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Ginger Minj Will Play A Drag Version of Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus 2

In 1993’s Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler was basically already in drag when she played Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson. Now, the character will literally be portrayed in drag by Drag Race star Ginger Minj in Hocus Pocus 2. Werk, witch!

The All Stars 6 finalist recorded a scene for the film last fall, reports EW, in which Minj and two other queens play the evil Sanderson sisters in a drag show. Reprising their roles from the first film, Midler, along with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, show up to the performance and Halloween hijinks ensue.

Leaked behind-the-scenes footage shows Minj on set in full Winnie Sanderson drag, though Disney has yet to officially confirm her involvement.

Hocus Pocus 2 will take place 29 years after the events of the first movie, following three high school students who resurrect the Sanderson sisters in modern-day Salem.

 
 
 
 
 
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In addition to Midler, Parker and Najimy, the star-studded cast includes Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Sam Richardson (Veep), Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Lilia Buckingham (Zoe Valentine), Belissa Escobedo (The Baker and the Beauty), Juju Brener (Vanquish), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Taylor Henderson (Earwig and the Witch) and newcomer Nina Kitchen.

Doug Jones, who played Winifred’s ex-boyfriend Billy Butcherson in the first movie, will also be reprising his role.

Hocus Pocus 2 will premiere this fall on Disney+.

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