'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' star Kiernan Shipka reveals she was happy to get a tweet of approval from Melissa Joan Hart
Star of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Kiernan Shipka talks to Meaww about a creepy moment on set and the stamp of approval from former ‘Sabrina' actor Melissa Joan Hart.
At the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Meaww spoke with the main actor herself, Kiernan Shipka. While the new series is vastly different from its predecessor, ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’, both have one very important thing in common which is, of course, the character of Sabrina Spellman. Originally played by Melissa Joan Hart, it meant a lot to Shipka when she got a tweet of approval from the OG Sabrina herself. Shipka told Meaww, “We had a twitter exchange and I got her blessing and that was really nice, but I’d love to meet her one day I’ve never met her before.”
While the two series are very different, they are of course still grounded in the same theme of witchcraft. That said, the Netflix series delves into much darker magic than the original, utilizing actual witchcraft practices that are an integral part of the story. Shipka dove into her character completely and found her “witchy” side with crystals and visits to mediums and psychics, something that she already had an interest in.
“I felt like it was kind of my calling forever, but this was sort of the final thing where I was like ‘I guess I’m gonna start being witchy!’ And I love that kind of stuff, I always have. I grew up in LA, a lot of people like crystals here. I am still kind of figuring out everything but being a part of the show has been so exciting because it really embraces the fun aspects of witchcraft and spell casting.”
With all of the witchy business going on and off screen, there was bound to be a creepy moment or two. In what was likely a hilariously creepy coincidence, during the cast’s first table read someone's digital personal assistant (Alexa or Siri) chimed in with a shockingly witchy statement. “During our first table read we were in a giant room and we were just doing the lines, and then Alexa came on and said ‘I heard you summoned me!’ It was really creepy because it was out of nowhere.”
‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ will premiere its first season in full on October 26th on Netflix, with the second season already in the works!