We have been waiting to see what Rose McGowan would have to say in response to all the drama going on between the old and new “Charmed” casts this week.
In case you missed it, Rose and Holly Marie Combs claimed in a candid video that the “Charmed” reboot “sucks”. Sarah Jeffery, an African-American actress in the reboot, responded to this with a tweet stating, “I find it sad and quite frankly pathetic to see grown women behaving this way.” Sarah also accused the original “Charmed” actresses of putting women of colour down.
Of course, the Rose we know isn’t really one to stay quiet. While it did take some time for the actress who played Paige Mathews in the 1998 version of “Charmed” to react, we can guarantee that her response came in hard!
The 47-year-old public figure is reported to have posted an Instagram story on Thursday (15th October) addressing Sarah by ruthlessly stating, “I honestly had no idea who you were til you tweeted.”
Rose then explained that Holly’s and her criticisms about the “Charmed” reboot, which premiered in 2018, had “absolutely nothing to do with race”. She also added, “That’s quite a stretch you took. I’m beyond glad any WOC has a well-paying job. Hell yes to that. I’m sure you’re a great actress.”
The “Scream” actress explains that her “quibble” is with the “Charmed” reboot’s executives and producers, and the WB network for cashing in on the “Charmed” name. “My quibble (google it) is about execs & producers & WB network trading on years of my work & name in such a cynical & obvious way—a money grab to cash in on the Charmed name,” wrote Rose.
She added, “I do not care that they remade it, I have far bigger things I’m dealing with. I do not nor will I watch a show I disagree with on principle. This is not my ego trashing the reboot, this is a criticism of the creators (those are the ones who should be embarrassed) with little to no imagination making bank off of years of us busting our ass to create a legacy that you are actually profiting off of as well.”
“I care that Hollywood won’t stop making remakes that don’t need to be remade. It’s a formula that’s gone on for too long,” clarified the author of “Brave”.
Holly also previously responded to Sarah’s reaction to their video with a tweet reading, “Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.”
That’s some bullshit. And a lot of it. Clearly. People speaking, excuse me typing, derogatory accusations of a person’s character despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary because of a difference in opinions about a tv show is just plain wrong. And also personal gain honey.
— Holly Marie Combs Ryan (@H_Combs) October 13, 2020
Here’s the thing. Until you ask us to rewrite it like Brad Kern did weekly don’t even think of capitalizing on our hard work. Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye.
— Holly Marie Combs Ryan (@H_Combs) January 26, 2018
So, what do you think? Was the remaking of the 1998 hit series “Charmed” a bad idea? Feel free to read more about the old and the new “Charmed” casts feud here.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.