Don’t bash it ‘til you try it! That’s the motto for the brand new ladies of The CW’s Charmed. Us Weekly caught up with Madeleine Mantock, Melonie Diaz and Sarah Jeffrey, who’re taking up the roles of Macy, Mel and Madison, respectively, forward of the community’s Upfront presentation on Thursday, May 17.
“When we were cast, we went to work and shot it. That is our reality, so there’s not too much focus on the original. Of course we respect it, and I’m confident that it will remain intact and can be still enjoyed by everybody who really cherishes it,” Mantock, 28, advised Us completely on the pink carpet. “They’re very different entities. We want to honor what the original Charmed had and did but we’ve very much got our own thing going on.”
“It’s so well loved and such a classic,” Diaz, 34, added.
When the remake was introduced, it obtained a bit of backlash from unique star Holly Marie Combs, who tweeted in January that she wasn’t right into a reboot. “Here’s the factor. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even assume of capitalizing on our onerous work. Charmed belongs to the four of us, our huge quantity of writers, crews and predominantly the followers. FYI you will not fool them by proudly owning a title/stamp. So bye,” she wrote on the time.
Combs performed Piper Halliwell within the unique collection a couple of group of sisters who uncover they’re witches. Charmed aired aired on The WB from 1998 to 2006 and in addition starred Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan.
The CW president Mark Pedowitz is hopeful critics will give the present a good probability. “Hopefully they would give this new cast a chance. It is not quite the same, yet there are many similarities. Hopefully they’ll give it a shot,” he advised reporters on a convention name Thursday morning. “We are pleased with who we solid, we expect it’s a pleasant combine. We’re thrilled that Jennie Snyder Urman has reimagined it considerably and I can solely say to followers: Before making a decision, watch the collection.”
As for what the brand new solid would inform followers of the unique who’re skeptical, Jeffrey famous that they get it. “We understand that you loved the original, but give us a try. You may like it,” the 22-year-old mentioned.
“We come in peace,” Mantock added.
Charmed airs on The CW on Sundays within the fall.
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