If the new "Power Rangers" movie doesn't make you think back to the '90s ... well, then clearly you were too young and missed out. In any case, with the film coming, original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson has been reminiscing about her time on the TV series that started kicked off the franchise, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."
To commemorate the occasion, Johnson wrote a letter to series co-creator Haim Saban, one of the producers of the new action flick. It's a touching reflection on her experience playing Kimberly Hart, and it also contains interesting tidbits, like the fact that she was "paid peanuts" and "almost died a few times." No one said the job would be glamorous, we hope.
In spite of the challenges, it's clear that Johnson was -- and still is -- grateful for the role. Starring in 152 episodes and two movies was valuable to her acting career, plus helped her make a positive impact.
"My time as the Pink Ranger not only became the training ground for my future career as a working actress but also, without even knowing it at the time, a way to inspire thousands of little girls to believe that they can be as badass as little boys," she wrote. "That, in itself, is priceless."
In fact, in spite of the poor pay the first time around, Johnson is willing to return to the franchise. She told Saban to "feel free" to cast her in any sequels -- namely, as a villain. It'd be fun to have her back, particularly in such a different role. In the meantime, though, we'll next see her in "The Space Between Us," a film due out this summer that Johnson wrote, directed, produced, and stars in.
"Power Rangers" hits theaters on March 24.