Robin Tunney Wanted to Turn Down Her Lead Role in ‘The Craft’ Because It Was ‘Boring’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True and Neve Campbell in a scene from the film

Nineties cult basic The Craft is getting a sequel. The first trailer for The Craft: Legacy was launched Sept. 29, and it introduces a brand new coven of teenage witches experimenting with their powers. While the characters and story are new, there are a number of call-outs to the 1996 movie, together with a repeat of the basic line, “We are are the weirdos, mister,” and a quick look from authentic witch-gone-bad Nancy (Fairuza Balk) in a classic Polaroid.

In the brand new movie, Cailee Speny performs Hannah, the brand new lady on the town who turns into pals with a trio of pals within the occult. The position is just like the one performed by Robin Tunney within the authentic film. These days, it’s arduous to think about The Craft with out Tunney as Sarah, the witch who has to take down her pals once they grow to be too highly effective. But as Tunney revealed to Entertainment Weekly in 2017, she was initially reluctant to take the half. 

Robin Tunney didn’t suppose she’d get forged in ‘The Craft’ 

Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True and Neve Campbell in a scene from the film 'The Craft',
Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Rachel True, and Neve Campbell in a scene from The Craft | Columbia Pictures/Getty Images

When Tunney auditioned for The Craft, she didn’t suppose she stood an opportunity of getting forged. The actor had simply accomplished work on Empire Records, which contains a well-known scene the place Tunney shaves her head on digicam. She was nonetheless almost bald when she examined for the supernatural teen film.

“I think my hair had grown out, like, an inch and my agents were like, ‘They’re never going to hire you looking this way,’” she recalled. 

Tunney virtually turned down the a part of Sarah 

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Tunney was up for the position of Bonnie, however producers settled on Neve Campbell. Instead, Tunney was supplied the lead position of Sarah. But she was hesitant to say sure, she informed EW. 

“When they asked me to play the lead instead of Bonnie, I was like, ‘That is the most boring part. That’s the girl you want to stuff in a locker and tell her to shut the f*ck up because she’s no fun.’” 

But Tunney’s brokers weren’t about to let her flip down such an enormous half.

“My agents called me and said, ‘You can’t say no. It’s a lead in a studio movie,’” Tunney stated. “I was afraid. I’d never been the lead in anything. I didn’t feel like I was good enough.”

She says this fashionable TV present ripped off ‘The Craft’ 

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Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Shannen Doherty on Charmed | Paramount Pictures/Deliverd by: Online Usa, Inc.

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The Craft went on to earn $55 million on the worldwide field workplace. Co-writer Andrew Fleming even wrote a pilot for a present based mostly on the film for Fox. The community turned it down. The WB was , however Fox wouldn’t allow them to have the present. Soon after, the WB unveiled one other present about witches: Charmed. 

“Charmed is a rip-off of The Craft,” Tunney alleged. “It was fully apparent to the purpose that individuals would suppose I used to be on Charmed for years after.”

Tunney’s co-star Rachel True, who performed Rochelle, has additionally famous the similarities between Charmed and The Craft, with one notable distinction. 

“They used the same font, they used the same song, and Aaron Spelling — bless his heart — but he’s not the most ‘let’s put black people in my stuff,’ so he made them sisters, so they didn’t have to put a black girl on, that’s my theory,” True informed Too Fab in 2017. “[Charmed] actually sprang up out of The Craft.” 

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