'Charmed': Sarah Jeffery Hits Back At Two Of The Original Actresses For Dissing Reboot (Again)

October 14 2020

One of the castmates of the rebooted Charmed is taking some of the original castmembers to task on Twitter.

According to TVLine, Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs, two of the original Charmed stars, recently held an Instagram Live in which they weren't fans of the new series. After an Instagram viewer commented that the original series was taken off of Netflix, Combs said she believes that when you search for [Charmed on Netflix], they want you to find the new Charmed and not the old people." McGowan added that she thinks the new series sucks," despite admitting that she hasn't watched it.

I haven't seen it, I can't say that. I've never seen it," she said. I'm happy that people have jobs. But it can still suck."

The comments from the actresses led Sarah Jeffery, who stars on the new series, to sound off on Twitter Monday.

You know, I saw this earlier and I refrained from saying anything. I thought, better to just let them shout into the abyss. But I do want to say, I find it sad and quite frankly pathetic to see grown women behaving this way," she wrote. I truly hope they find happiness elsewhere, and not in the form of putting down other WOC. I would be embarrassed to behave this way. Peace and love to y'all."

She also tweeted a picture of her father and Shannen Doherty, who also starred on the original series. He approached her saying his daughter was a new Charmed one (pre-covid!)," she wrote. He told me she was so kind, thrilled for us, and excited to take a picture. She sent her love."

The insistence on dismissing the new Charmed has created a new round of backlash for the McGowan and Combs, with Twitter users scolding the actresses for doubling down on women of color; Jeffrey is Black and Indigenous Canadian, Madeleine Mantock is Afro-Caribbean and white, and Melonie Diaz is Latinx. In the series, Jeffrey and Mantock's characters are sisters and Diaz's is their half-sister.

Mantock herself commented about the incident on Twitter, tweeting a gif of Amara La Negra looking disgusted.

Another actor, Forrest Gump's Geoffrey Blake, wrote that he'd worked on both sets and felt the new cast was far more welcoming and professional." In a follow-up tweet, he only praised Alyssa Milano, another original Charmed cast member and added that one of the actors in this video was rude, evasive, and very unprofessional."

As reported by E! News, Combs has since responded to Jeffrey's Twitter statements. Combs wrote on Twitter, That's some bulls***. 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."

Her response has led to more backlash, with some commenters calling Combs out on her behavior on social media.

This isn't the first time the two casts have clashed, as the original actresses have talked down about the series multiple many times. When the reboot was first announced in 2018, Combs tweeted about the new cast never being able to gain the adoration of original fans. Charmed belongs to the four [original actresses], our vast amount of writers, crews and predominately the fans. FYI you will not fool them by owning a title/stamp. So bye." Jeffrey responded in part, When my character is challenged, when there is futile yet harmful noise about how we are either incapable or doomed, I will vociferously defend myself and my sisters."

 

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by Monique Jones on October 14 2020

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