Sarah Jeffery, who stars as Maggie Vera on The CW’s Charmed reboot, had some choice words for Rose McGowan and Holly Marie Combs.
On Monday, the 24-year-old actress addressed the repeated criticism of the Charmed reboot from the original show’s cast members. In fact, she called Rose and Holly “sad and quite frankly pathetic.”
Of course, the original series ran from 1998 to 2006 on The WB, featuring Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and later, Rose McGowan. It picked up quite a cult following.
Even to this day, though, the show continues to be popular. In fact, data research showed it was one of the most binge-watched TV shows on subscription video-on-demand services. At least it was, before it was pulled from Netflix.
In 2018, a reboot of the popular series was confirmed on The CW. It stars Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, and Melonie Diaz as the new trio of witches.
However, ever since the reboot — which is now heading into its third season — was revealed, a couple of the original cast members have repeatedly slammed the new take on the series. Holly and Rose have been pretty clear about their disdain for the Charmed reboot, even before it was in production.
Holly even took to Twitter to warn The CW to not “even think of capitalizing on our hard work.”
She also claimed that “Charmed belongs to the 4 of us, our vast amount of writers, crews and predominantly the fans.”
It wasn’t until earlier this month, though, that Holly and Rose took turns slamming the reboot again.
They were taking questions from fans in an Instagram Live video. One follower commented that the original Charmed had been taken off Netflix.
Holly had her own theory on why it’s been removed from the streaming giant: “When you search for [the show on Netflix], they want you to find the new Charmed and not the old people.”
This prompted Rose to tell followers that the new series “sucks.”
Of course, she continued that she’s not actually seen the reboot, and she’s “happy that people have jobs. But it can still suck.”
I guess the continued bashing didn’t well with reboot star Sarah Jeffery, who took to Twitter to speak out.
Sarah told her fans, “You know, I saw this earlier and I refrained from saying anything. I thought, better just to let them shout into the abyss.”
She continued, “But I do want to say, I find it sad and quite frankly pathetic to see grown women behaving this way.”
Sarah added that she hopes Holly and Rose “find happiness elsewhere and not in the form of putting down other WOC.”