Bette Midler has urged Disney to hurry up with 'Hocus Pocus 3' while the cast are "still breathing".

Bette Midler urges Disney to hurry up with Hocus Pocus 3

Bette Midler urges Disney to hurry up with Hocus Pocus 3

The 78-year-old star reprised her role as witch Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson in the successful fantasy comedy sequel in 2022, and she hopes to see the script soon because time is "barrel-assing to the finish line".

Speaking on Busy Philipps' QVC+ talk show 'Busy This Week', she said: "I haven't seen the script, but, I've heard rumblings.

"I think if they're gonna, they oughta, because time is not just marching, time is barrel-assing to the finish line.

"Get us while we're still breathing, I mean, God!"

Midler also admitted on the show that she initially thought the 1993 original movie was a "dud", until it later became a "cult classic".

Last month, the star revealed talks have taken place regarding a third film in the franchise.

She told SiriusXM's 'The Jess Cagle Show': "Now, they're kind of talking about a third, very gingerly and very gently.

"They are. They're talking about a third. The second one was a huge success."

Midler - who leads the cast alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters - says her alter ego is "probably the least like me of any character" that she has played during an acting career that has spanned more than half a century.

The 'Stepford Wives' star said: "She is the closest thing I will ever get to Shakespeare. She's from the era, from the time of Shakespeare.

"She really does put it on, and yet she has all the great things you love in a great villain. She's vicious, she's hilarious, she's ridiculous-looking, and she doesn't know any of that. It goes completely over her head."