Producer and activist Alyssa Milano spoke candidly at Orlando's MegaCon on Friday about the long-running controversy surrounding fellow actress Shannen Doherty's exit from the hit TV series “Charmed,” according to the Miami Herald.
However, Milano, 51, expressed deep regret over the situation, not for himself but for the fans of the show. According to the magazine, she lamented that the legacy of her much-loved Charmed series, which depicts sisterhood and empowerment, is being overshadowed by the ongoing controversy between its stars. It is said that Exit.
“I feel like I have to address the elephant in the room” Milan Said During a panel discussion at Megacon. “You guys are fans of Charmed, so we knew this was going to happen in some way. We want to be very cautious about how we respond to situations like this.”
Milano also shared frustration with the perceived inability of some parties to overcome past conflicts, the newspaper said. “Let's just say I'm sad. I don't think what's really sad about me or my life or how it may or may not impact my life. The saddest,” the actress added. “It is with great regret that a program that meant so much to so many people has been tainted by toxic material that continues to persist almost a quarter of a century later.” (Related: Fans criticize famous actress who crowdfunded her son's baseball team)
Milano's comments also touched on the rift relationships between the show's leading ladies, expressing her desire for reconciliation and a united front for fans. The newspaper said that despite her efforts to acknowledge her part in the rift and apologize, she remains unsure of how to fully repair the broken relationship.
Milano also noted her efforts to process and heal from her experiences at the time. “When I think back to that time, it was very difficult for me. I have been trying very hard for the last 25 years to heal from all my trauma,” Milano said. “And that's not all of the trauma that I went through while filming, but all of my trauma. I understand that hurting people hurt people, and my intention is to help people heal.” I’ve worked hard to heal my wounds because it’s about becoming a person.”
The topic resurfaced during a December 2023 podcast episode in which co-stars Doherty and Holly Marie Combs candidly discussed behind-the-scenes tensions, according to US Magazine report. “I don't want to work with people who whine or complain about their job or say they hate their job or anything else,” Doherty said, according to US Magazine.