Powerpuff Girls reboot star Dove Cameron has opened up even more about the disastrous pilot for the show and why it needs to be reshot. And we’ve gotta say, we’re getting more and more excited for this project.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Katie Krause, Cameron revealed some behind-the-scenes info on what went down with the now-infamous Powerpuff pilot. She even confirmed that the alleged leaked script was not a factor, and that the project is still changing.
"They didn't decide to rework the pilot because the script leaked," Cameron said. "I just need to say that that wasn't what happened. We had to reshoot it anyway for a couple of reasons."
"It's a really big piece of IP, and it's tonally very specific," Cameron continued. "Like getting it right, making everybody happy, and also making sure that it translates. It's so specific. To modernize it and to make it fit like, a bunch of different things that don't normally go together, it's just kind of like a puzzle piece."
And like any good puzzle, there are still pieces that need to fall into place. "So we're removing some elements and we're replacing others. I think the script is going to get another whack, and it's just going to be a slightly different approach but everything else is going to stay the same," she said.
While re-shooting a pilot is an all-new experience for Cameron, she’s not getting deterred. "I’m actually very excited at the thought of it because I was texting the girls and we're like, 'Oh. Well, now we know what we're doing. What an amazing thing.' You never get to do that as an actor, go back and be like, 'What would I have done differently?'" she said.
Now, the 25-year-old bisexual actress is excited to get the character of Bubbles right. "I feel like my whole career, I've been told that I'm very, like, cartoon-ish in the way that I express [myself]. I just feel very involved in life," she said. "And so to be able to have free rein, to bring a beloved character to life that I love so much in a reality that is so obviously based in reality, but it's so fantastical and over the top and ridiculous, and to have Diablo Cody at the helm, and shoot it with other girls...we just have so much fun."
Cameron continued, saying she can’t say enough good things about the cast, team, and show. "I'm very excited to have everybody see how it's [coming] together. I mean, what is more fun than flying around Townsville and having it look like Townsville and fighting...I can't say what we're fighting, but what's more fun than that? That's the coolest job ever."
Cameron recently opened up about coming out and the fears she had around it. "I've hinted about my sexuality for years while being afraid to spell it out for everybody," she told Gay Times. She said she was anxious she “wouldn’t be accepted," but now she feels freedom.
She said coming out "was about who I am as a whole rather than who I choose to date or sleep with. I'm choosing to love myself, to be who I am every day and not edit myself depending on the room that I'm in."