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Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs Defend Charmed After Writer Revealed Why She Stop

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Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs Defend Charmed After Writer Revealed Why She Quit

2 out of 4 Charmed Ones have actually spoken out in defense of the initial supernatural series, which ran for 8 seasons from 1998 to 2006.

In a vast interview with The Hollywood Reporter released on April 1, a previous writer and manufacturer of the CW series discussed stopping Charmed around season five after network executives apparently began promoting more ways to get stars Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan “naked” each week. While the trio played badass sister witches Piper, Phoebe, and Page Halliwell, their costumes were in some cases … less than functional.

“I signed on because Charmed was a girl-power show, and about halfway through there was an episode where Alyssa Milano comes out in mermaid pasties and there was a huge spike in male viewership,” Krista Vernoff, the present showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy, told THR. “Then every episode after, the question would originate from the network, ‘How are we getting the women naked today?”

She continued, “And they were throwing cash at me, and the number keeps going up, and there’s all this pressure, and all I can believe is, ‘I’m producing something that’s now bad for the world, and I’ve had enough bad for the world in my life.'”

< photo class=" sc-hFXnzx fjFzkC asset-embed __ responsive-asset responsive-image "> Alyssa Milano as a mermaid in the Charmed season 5 episode,” A Witch’s Tale.” © Viacom/Courtesy Everett Collection After the quote made headings, Milano and Combs both spoke up in the show’s defense on Twitter.” Well, this definitely broke my heart,” Milano tweeted on April 1. “I hope we didn’t make something that was ‘bad for the world’ for eight years. I believe we allowed to a generation of ladies to be themselves and to be strong and own their sexuality. I’m so pleased with what this show meant to a lot of.”

Combs, who played the leader of P3, agreed. “I can confirm 1000% Charmed was not bad for the world,” she replied. “The reasons and individuals are too long to list. Perhaps it was bad for Krista’s world at the time. End story.”

The Pretty Little Liars star then added, “And the truth that we can still defend ourselves and the program and individuals who loved it proves this. I never cared what producer or network exec desired us more naked for their $. And still do not. We understood how to rally versus it and discovered our own power. And still do. #Facts”

Prior to Milano and Combs’ reactions, Vernoff already required to Twitter to clarify her declarations. “I do not believe that the program was bad for the world,” she tweeted. “I felt that the objectifying notes were bad for the world– and demoralizing for me. All love to Charmed.”

Combs had a reaction to this also: “You had the power to change that,” she responded. “And luckily still do now. #Rebel.”


Released at Sat, 03 Apr 2021 16:29:58 +0000