The new "Charlie's Angels" has the blessing of one of the formers — which star Kristen Stewart is very grateful to have.
Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska were announced last month as the newest crop of Angels in a reboot of the franchise, which previously starred Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu in the 2000 and 2003 films.
"We are not trying to do an impression of the last one," Stewart told Entertainment Tonight of the movie, which will be directed by Elizabeth Banks.
And she's got the backing of one of the last one's Angels; Liu herself gave a thumbs up to the reboot.
"To me, I think it's very exciting," she told ET. "It is something that people keep coming back to and they're drawn to. That's something that needs to be explored and if it needs to be explored on all different levels, then it should be."
Stewart said, "Oh, that is really cool that she said that. It is true I think, it is not maybe everyone's immediate response that it would be, like, something we would have to see again because the one I grew up with was so much fun."
Stewart — soon to be seen in "Lizzie" — also raved about director Elizabeth Banks, who is "genuinely naturally funny all the time." Banks will play double duty as Bosley, the rep of the never-seen owner of the detective agency Charlie Townsend.
"The re-imagining is so grounded and well intentioned and really shows the way women can work together now," Stewart said.
"It tries to be warm and funny, but it lacks a kitch element that we have seen before that works so well."
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