Rose McGowan defends Constance Wu and says she cried when 'Charmed' was renewed

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Rose McGowan recalls being upset when "Charmed" was renewed. (Photo: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)Rose McGowan recalls being upset when "Charmed" was renewed. (Photo: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
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Rose McGowan recalls being upset when Charmed was renewed. (Photo: Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Rose McGowan&nbsp;can identify with&nbsp;Constance Wu.” data-reactid=”22″>Rose McGowan can identify with Constance Wu.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A week after Wu&nbsp;ranted on social media&nbsp;about being upset that her sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, was being renewed at ABC, McGowan revealed that she had once been unhappy to learn that her popular network show, Charmed, would continue.” data-reactid=”23″>A week after Wu ranted on social media about being upset that her sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, was being renewed at ABC, McGowan revealed that she had once been unhappy to learn that her popular network show, Charmed, would continue.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Charmed aired for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. McGowan joined the cast as Paige Matthews in the fourth season, following the death of Shannen Doherty’s character.” data-reactid=”24″>Charmed aired for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. McGowan joined the cast as Paige Matthews in the fourth season, following the death of Shannen Doherty’s character.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="She discussed the issues she struggled with during her time on the CW drama on a January 2018 episode of her docu-series Citizen Rose.” data-reactid=”29″>She discussed the issues she struggled with during her time on the CW drama on a January 2018 episode of her docu-series Citizen Rose.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“I believe art shows you exactly where you are when you buy it,” McGowan said while referring to a blurry painting at her home. “I was on a show called Charmed, and I was so lost, I was so invisible. Nobody could see who I was. I couldn’t see who I was.”” data-reactid=”30″>“I believe art shows you exactly where you are when you buy it,” McGowan said while referring to a blurry painting at her home. “I was on a show called Charmed, and I was so lost, I was so invisible. Nobody could see who I was. I couldn’t see who I was.”

She pointed to another work.

“That girl, she’s a bound and gagged ballerina in a cage, and that’s exactly what my life felt like,” McGowan said.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In fact, McGowan was so unhappy during her second year on Charmed that she began hypnotherapy. She described having been yelled out by producers and directors and having to follow rules about keeping her appearance consistent. No weight or hair changes, for instance.” data-reactid=”33″>In fact, McGowan was so unhappy during her second year on Charmed that she began hypnotherapy. She described having been yelled out by producers and directors and having to follow rules about keeping her appearance consistent. No weight or hair changes, for instance.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“I found the repetitive days so opposite my natural rhythms that I became sick over and over. And it was at times a very stressful environment,” McGowan said, per&nbsp;People. “I started to have panic attacks because of everything I was pushing down. I was sick about four or five times a season. We would shoot 22 or 23 episodes. On hour-long TV, you are essentially shooting half of a feature film in eight days. The pace was grueling. Two years in a row I had 102-degree fevers and got dumped in trash cans, in a stunt, always on the days that I was the most ill.”” data-reactid=”34″>“I found the repetitive days so opposite my natural rhythms that I became sick over and over. And it was at times a very stressful environment,” McGowan said, per People. “I started to have panic attacks because of everything I was pushing down. I was sick about four or five times a season. We would shoot 22 or 23 episodes. On hour-long TV, you are essentially shooting half of a feature film in eight days. The pace was grueling. Two years in a row I had 102-degree fevers and got dumped in trash cans, in a stunt, always on the days that I was the most ill.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="McGowan’s reaction to Wu’s comments is an anomaly. The Crazy Rich Asians star received considerable backlash for her words.” data-reactid=”35″>McGowan’s reaction to Wu’s comments is an anomaly. The Crazy Rich Asians star received considerable backlash for her words.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Wu ended up&nbsp;explaining her statements&nbsp;in several more tweets, noting that she’s “grateful” for the renewal and that she “loves” the show’s cast and crew, but the renewal meant she had to give up a passion project. She called her sitcom “fun and easy and pleasant,” but added that she has “always sought artistic challenge over comfort and ease.”” data-reactid=”36″>Wu ended up explaining her statements in several more tweets, noting that she’s “grateful” for the renewal and that she “loves” the show’s cast and crew, but the renewal meant she had to give up a passion project. She called her sitcom “fun and easy and pleasant,” but added that she has “always sought artistic challenge over comfort and ease.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="ABC, the network behind Fresh Off the Boat,&nbsp;stood by Wu.” data-reactid=”37″>ABC, the network behind Fresh Off the Boatstood by Wu.

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