It’s a reboot of a TV show that’s determined to charm its audience for a second time (see what I did there?). However, this time around Charmed is undergoing a major overhaul and its star Melonie Diaz couldn’t be happier.
While Charmed is still about three sister witches whose mother is mysteriously killed thus unbinding their powers, that’s where the comparisons stop.
For starters, the sisters are Hispanic and touted as being written with more feminism than before (which is up for debate). More importantly, it stars Melonie Diaz as Mel Vera who not only freezes time but is a proud lesbian graduate student tackling the male patriarchy in her class and in the world.
A fan of the original, she hopes this version which tackles numerous real-world topics will please old fans while attracting a new audience. Grounded in her Puerto Rican roots, Diaz loves the racial diversity of the show and Puerto Rican and gay pride of her character that creates an inclusive world.
The Koalition spoke to Diaz about Charmed, becoming a gay icon, diversity in Hollywood and more.
Check out the interview below.