The actress, who played P.T. Barnum's wife Charity Hallett-Barnum in the 2017 film, opened up about her desire to return to the character in an interview for Variety. When asked about a possible follow-up to the Greatest Showman, Michelle replied “I would make another one of those in a heartbeat. I wish they'd make a sequel”. Reflecting on the first movie, she said, “That movie brought so much joy to so many people and to make people that happy, man that is a worthwhile thing to spend your time doing”.