'Charlie's Angels': Lucy Liu backs reboot starring Kristen Stewart
The reboot, which is being written and directed by Elizabeth Banks, will star Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the Angels, while Banks will play Bosley
Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska are all set to kick some ass in the upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot and Stewart says she's happy to have the support of former Angel Lucy Liu.
The reboot, which is being written and directed by Elizabeth Banks, will star Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the Angels, while Banks herself will take over the role of Bosley. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lucy Liu, who appeared in the 2000 film and its 2003 sequel, gave her blessings to the trio who will be redefining the Angels.
"To me, I think it's very exciting," Liu said. "It's like Sherlock Holmes. The material in itself is a very different type of literature — and it's not necessarily literature. But it is something that people keep coming back to and they're drawn to. That's something that needs to be explored and if it needs to be explored on all different levels, then it should be," she added.
"It will only be a more positive result for women."
Liu's words of encouragement were reassuring to Stewart who's well aware that not everyone is pleased about the reboot.
Stewart told Entertainment Tonight that it "is really cool that she said that."
"It is not maybe everyone's immediate response that [Charlie's Angels] would be, like, something we would have to see again, because the one I grew up with was so much fun…" Stewart explained that the new film won't be impersonating the previous one, but will instead have a new message of female empowerment.
"The re-imagining is so grounded and well-intentioned and really shows the way women can work together now," Stewart added. "We are not trying to do an impression of the last one."
In July, when the film's casting was announced, Banks promised it would introduce "a new era of modern and global Angels".
"Charlie's Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the '70s," Banks said. "This film honours the legacy of Charles Townsend and his agency while introducing a new era of modern and global Angels."
"I couldn't be more excited to work with Kristen, Naomi and Ella to bring this chapter to fans around the world," she added.