The second film ended with Jesse [Hawke] in Celine’s (Julie Delpy) Parisian apartment, listening to the love that got away sing along with a record. “Baby, you are gonna miss that plane,” she says. “I know,” Jesse replies.
Allow me to speak for all the fans of the series, then, when I ask: “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?” (Find out after the jump).
“We had an idea but [it’s] not going to happen, a pretty good outline of what the next one was going to be,” Hawke confessed. “But we would need to be in production right now, because we wanted to pick up right where we left off. Rick wanted to do a short film that was just two weeks later. Time goes by so fast.”
Along with Delpy and Linklater, Hawke was nominated for an Oscar for the “Before Sunset” screenplay. But it’s his love of the characters, not the accolades, that make Hawke certain he’ll return, saying he’s all but certain to reprise his role at some point. “I’m starting to think the third one may be when we’re 60,” he laughed. “[But] I’ll be shocked if we never make another one.”