Be En­ter­tained!

Get ready for the next mag­i­cal in­stal­ment in JKR owl in g’ s wiz­ard ing world by catch­ing up with the char­ac­ters and meet­ing some new faces

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Contents -

As she pre­pared for the ti­tle role in the new Sab­rina theTeenageWitch

re­boot, KKier­nan Shipka was hardly enen­chanted by the orig­i­nal ’990s se­ries. “I knew the ba­sics of the show, but I never wwatched,” the Mad Men ac­trac­tress con­fesses. “I was scareds it would mess mme up if I did.” Kier­nan’s Kiern co-star Ross Lynch – who plays her love

in­ter­est Har­vey – found it out­dated. “It was be­fore my time!” laughs the Dis­ney alum. “Fun­nily enough, when I booked the show, my mum started watch­ing the orig­i­nal. I told her, ‘Mum, you re­alise this has noth­ing to do with that, right?’” Put­ting a spell on Woman’s

Day, Kier­nan and Ross tell us more about the new story.

How is this se­ries dif­fer­ent fromthe­o­rig­i­nal?

Kier­nan: This Sab­rina is re­ally dark. As far as char­ac­ter, she’s su­per-pas­sion­ate about do­ing the right thing. She’s pow­er­ful but hasn’t fully come into her pow­ers yet. She’s still grow­ing and fig­ur­ing it out.

Ross: Peo­ple are ex­pect­ing the sit­com ver­sion. I’m ex­cited more than any­thing to shock

peo­ple with the dark­ness of the show! Are Sab­rina and Har­vey still the­sameloved-up­teens, though?

Kier­nan: Sab­rina’s re­la­tion­ship with Har­vey is so beau­ti­ful and pure. They re­ally, re­ally adore each other.

Ross: They’re still young, so that in­no­cence of first love is ap­par­ent. It’s elec­tric. He

knows she’s very sp­spe­cial. Spe­cial like a witch?

Ross: I don’t think he’d as­sume that she has pow­ers or that she’s a lit­eral witch!

Kier­nan: The thing that kills Sab­rina is that she is hid­ing part of her­self from Har­vey. Watch­ing that un­ravel through­out the sea­son is one of my favourite parts of the show!

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