Supa-Star Holly Marie Combs brought the magic to Supanova in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast, this past March, with fans ecstatic to see the Charmed actor alongside co-star Brian Krause once more.
Unsurprisingly, there was a LOT of fan questions during her visits – some that resulted in surprising answers. Here are a few highlights from Holly Marie Combs’ Gold Coast panel.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT AUSTRALIA
“The people, for sure. They’re a friendly, enthusiastic bunch. I have a lot of favourite countries, but [Australia] is definitely up there. I love Switzerland too, but it doesn’t have an ocean, so you guys kind of win.”
“The old people like Charmed – I’m one of the old people, don’t be offended – and the younger generation kind of drifted towards the madness and craziness of Pretty Little Liars.”
“My favourite spell in Charmed was the truth spell. That was super funny but super important. There’s nothin’ I like less than a liar. Then I did [Pretty Little Liars] for seven years.”
“I was so nervous filming [Picket Fences], because I felt so green and young, and I was surrounded by all these really good movie actors. I was just waiting for the day where they found out that I didn’t belong there and that I would get fired.”
“I was not the first person that they called, but by the time they did call me they said, ‘Listen, we know you may not want to do this, because a lot of people said that they don’t want to make fun of themselves.’ I was like, ‘I don’t care – let’s go! Tell me where and when.’ And then Brad Pitt called me Holly and I was like, ‘This is weird.’”
THE CHARMED FINALE
“We sort of had a hand in how our characters ended up. The girls and I went into my trailer and we sort of mapped out the way we wanted our characters to end up and with how many children. It was nice to be able to wrap it up that way because on most shows you do not get the opportunity, or even have the time to do it properly… I haven’t seen it, because I do this weird thing where I don’t watch finales – I can’t explain it, it’s just one of my weird things.”
“Love scenes with [Brian] were super awkward. I would stress about it for like a week, like, ‘Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. Really? Really? Really? Really?’ Because we were buddies and we are still buddies.”
“I never anticipated while I was doing [Charmed] that it would be as far-reaching, but I’m glad all the crazy dedication that I put into it is not just impactful but long-lasting.”
REBOOT WITH ORIGINAL CAST
“Alyssa [Milano] and I talked about it when we did that episode of Grey’s Anatomy and she felt at the time that it would be better to do it as a series of movies, maybe two or three a year. I was like, ‘We’re gonna be really old by the time we’re done with that.’”
“Brian! Leo was always the fourth sister, before we had a fourth sister. He gossips more than anyone.”
Lead image: Holly Marie Combs at Supanova 2020 – Gold Coast. Photo by Josie Thacker.