Shannen Doherty Shoots Down Possible 'Charmed' Reboot

"It would be far too soon. … It should just rest," Doherty, who'll soon be on Paramount Network's new version of 1988's dark comedy 'Heathers,' tells THR.
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Shannen Doherty will soon be seen on Paramount Network's reboot of 1988's dark comedy feature Heathers in a role that's being closely guarded, but Charmed fans shouldn't be holding out to see that WB series magically brought back to life from the small-screen archives. At least not yet.

"It's not happening," Doherty, 46, told THR from the red carpet at the Farrah Fawcett Foundation benefit before teasing something less definitive. "I mean, I just don't ever foresee it happening now." Why? "It would be far too soon, but I also don't think you need the original cast for a reboot. I know our fans really want us back, but who knows? We were basically a reboot of Practical Magic in its own way, so they could redo it, but now it should just rest."

As for Doherty, her cancer is in remission and she's ready to not rest. "I want more," she says of acting work. "Heathers is just the start for me. It's dipping my toe back into the water, and guess what? It's the perfect temperature and I'm really happy. … When you go through something like cancer, it opens the floodgates and you are forever changed, and it has brought a different aspect to me as a person, and I want to show that in my work. I have a lot more to dig down deep into."

She still wants to direct and produce, but acting has always been her first love. "I was on set the other day, and it was like the best feeling in the world. It didn't matter that it was basically a five-page monologue I had to do. I was like, 'Yes! Give me more pages!'"

Doherty also gave more when THR asked her about a final cancer-related surgery that she mentioned recently on Instagram, without saying what it was for. "Reconstruction," she said, with a courageous smile. "I didn’t even say that it was reconstruction because it’s the one thing that makes me a little, maybe, shy or self-conscious, maybe? But I caught myself doing that. Why am I weird about that one thing when I’ve been so open about everything else?"

 

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A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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