FROM BUSTLE – Those who’ve been following this year’s news about The CW’s upcoming Charmed revival know the series has already dealt with its share of backlash, mainly from members of the show’s original cast. But after reading Shannen Doherty‘s latest comments on the Charmed reboot, which the actor shared with Entertainment Tonight over the weekend, it sounds like she’s changed her tune a little bit.
Presumably responding to a question about her thoughts on the upcoming reboot series, Doherty (AKA Prue Halliwell) expressed what seems like enthusiastic support. “I think it’s great. I think it’s awesome,” she said, adding that she thinks “second lives are amazing,” so she’s all for it. Continuing, the original Charmed frontrunner went on to explain why the new series — which will see a new trio of sisters discovering their magical powers and “tearing down the patriarchy” in the process — feels so exciting, and so necessary, right now. To that end, Doherty told ET:
“I’m happy to see that a show, that back then was all about strong women who supported and loved each other, is now coming back again in this day and age. It’s about female empowerment again — not that that’s something new. Charmed originally was that too. But I think it’s wonderful, you know?”
Wrapping up her comments to ET, Doherty noted that the reboot is “providing a lot of jobs for people,” and she honestly wishes all those people well. And while Doherty‘s most recent reboot-centric comments do sound totally sincere, they are still a pretty far cry from the ones she made publicly known earlier this year.