Dear diary, the red scrunchie is back, and our favorite "mega bitch" is wearing it. Color us stoked! Shannen Doherty revealed on Instagram that she's joining TV Land's reboot of "Heathers," which is now under way in Los Angeles. Doherty co-starred in the 1988 comedy classic as Heather Duke -- who was initially cowed by Heather Chandler until the lead Heather's death, and also not-so-secretly bulimic, even though bulimia was so '87.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Doherty will be playing a "pivotal, unnamed character." Considering the actress posted the photo above -- featuring the classic red scrunchie worn by whoever is No. 1 -- it's hard to imagine she won't still be Heather Duke. Doherty captioned her photo "Sneak peek from the #Heathers set..... jealous much? @tvland," giving us flashbacks to...
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There's really no topping the original croquet set, and TV Land doesn't really seem to be trying. The new show changes the Heathers dynamic in a more modernized story. This time, THR reported, the popular crowd has changed significantly:
"Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) is a black lesbian played by Jasmine Mathews; Heather Duke is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath (played by Brendan Scannell); and Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck and will be played by Melanie Field. Newcomers James Scully and Grace Victoria Cox star as J.D. and Veronica, respectively."
What's their damage? We'll have to wait for more details to find out. But it's great to see Doherty back in action after being diagnosed with breast cancer, which she's been battling since 2015. Let the power of the red scrunchie give you strength!
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