Search form

Scroll To Top

Kristen Stewart Says New Charlie's Angels Is 'Well Intentioned'

Kristen Stewart Says New Charlie's Angels Is 'Well Intentioned'

Kristen Stewart, Charlie's Angels, Elizabeth Banks, Lucy Liu
Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Good morning, Angels.

Reimagining popular films and television series of the past is a slippery slope these days. It's always difficult finding a balance between staying true to the spirit of the original work and putting a fresh enough take on it to keep it relevant - just ask the people working on the Charmedreboot.

During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kristen Stewart, who stars in the upcoming film, Lizzie, touched on the topic when asked about her involvement in the upcoming Elizabeth Banks-directed Charlie's Angels project.

"We are not trying to do an impression of the last one," the actress said of the 2000 and 2003 films starring Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz, and Drew Barrymore. "I think Liz is like, so genuinely naturally funny all the time anyway."

Related | The Original Charmed Sisters Are All Skeptical Of the Reboot

The new film, starring Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balniska as the titular Angels, will focus on the newest generation of detectives at the Townsend Agency, which has become a security and intelligence operation. Banks will star as the agency's director, Bosley, who speaks on behalf of the never-seen Townsend.

Stewart told ET that she'd already begun training for the film, which will no doubt be a physically-demanding experience. "I have been boxing a bit, which I have never done," she said. "I am so addicted to it. As soon as I have to actually start sparring though, I realize what I am doing is intended to fight people. I am like, it really is assaulting and I really hate it. But all I am doing lately is talking to Liz, and can't wait to meet the other girls and I leave on Sunday... gonna start doing more fight training, getting more aggressive quite soon."

Unlike Charmed, where stars of the original series have been outspoken about their skepticism for a reboot, former Charlie's Angels star Lucy Liu has given the new project her blessing. "To me, I think it's very exciting," Liu told ET. "... it's something that people keep coming back to and they're drawn to it. That's something that needs to be explored and if it needs to be explored on all different levels, then it should be."

Liu concluded: "It will only be a more positive result for women."

Stewart agreed with Liu's feelings on the new film. "It is true I think, it is not maybe everyone's immediate response that it would be, like, something we would have to see again because the one I grew up with was so much fun," she said. "The re-imagining is so grounded and well intentioned and really shows the way women can work together now. It tries to be warm and funny, but it lacks a kitch element that we have seen before that works so well."

Advocate Channel - The Pride StoreOut / Advocate Magazine - Fellow Travelers & Jamie Lee Curtis

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Latest Stories

Dennis Hinzmann