Charmed OG Star Shannen Doherty Expresses CW Series Support

Over the past several days, the long-simmering tension between cast members of the original Charmed and The CW's reboot series boiled over in a big way. Now, original cast member Shannen Doherty is offering her thoughts- and she's wishing the new series well and hoping it inspires a new generation of women the same way the series did when she starred. Speaking with EW exclusively, Doherty said, "What's old is new… and I think it's wonderful a new generation can connect with three strong, powerful women, not to mention the many jobs the show provides." The actress' comments are in line with what she felt about the series when it was first announced, posting on social media, "I'm intrigued by the idea that a new generation might be comforted, inspired like you all were. 'Charmed' helped us all in some way."

Charmed star Shannen Doherty (Image: WarnerMedia)
Charmed star Shannen Doherty (Image: WarnerMedia)

Current star Sarah Jeffery and original series cast members Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs Ryan were in a heated back-n-forth (with Madeleine Mantock entering the fray) stemming from a video that was posted where McGowan and Holly Marie Combs Ryan mocked and took swipes at the series. Jeffery took to Twitter to call out both for the "sad and quite frankly pathetic" way the two acted in the video, hoping that the actresses "find happiness elsewhere" that doesn't involve "putting down other WOC," and that she would be "embarrassed" if she behaved the way they did. McGowan and Holly Marie Combs didn't appreciate being called out for the video they chose to record, and that's when things went straight to Hell fast.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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