Alyssa Milano and former castmate Holly Marie Combs defended their former present “Charmed” this week after one of many present’s ex-producers claimed she stop as a result of she was fearful the sequence was turning into “unhealthy for the world.”
Milano tweeted Thursday that producer Krista Vernoff’s feedback “broke my coronary heart,” including she hoped “we didn’t make one thing that was ‘unhealthy for the world’ for eight years.”
Vernoff mentioned she joined the present as a result of it was about “lady energy” however claimed that she was quickly requested to put in writing extra scenes that had the ladies taking their garments off.
“There was an episode the place Alyssa Milano comes out in mermaid pasties and there was an enormous spike in male viewership, after which each episode after, the query would come from the community, ‘How are we getting the ladies bare this week?'” she instructed The Hollywood Reporter.
She mentioned she began getting paid more cash and “there’s all this stress, and all I can suppose is, ‘I am creating one thing that is now unhealthy for the world, and I’ve had sufficient unhealthy for the world in my life.’ “
Milano in her tweet argued the present gave a technology of girls “permission” to be “sturdy” and “personal their sexuality.”
The present, centered on witches who battle evil, ran from 1998 to 2006.
Combs additionally defended the sequence, tweeting “I can attest 1000% Charmed was not unhealthy for the world.”
She added that she “by no means cared what producer or community exec wished us extra bare for his or her $. And nonetheless don’t. We knew the way to rally towards it and located our personal energy. And nonetheless do.”
Vernoff later moved on to “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Station 19” and has her personal Erin Brockovich-inspired present “Insurgent” popping out.