Former Charlie’s Angel Lucy Liu is one of the actresses that paved the way for Asian representation in Hollywood. Now, Liu is offering her thoughts on reboots and revivals as a trend in the entertainment industry.
The Chinese-American actress appeared at CBS’ Television Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California, on Thursday. Speaking to ET, she expressed her take on whether or not she’ll be making a cameo on the Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion series. The original series that aired in 1990 was where Liu landed her first acting gig.
“I don’t think I’ll be in that show because it doesn’t need me. I mean, they need the main characters that are on that show now,” she contemplated. “I certainly was not a name-value for them and still probably won’t be.”
As for how she feels about the show getting a revival the actress says,
“I’m happy for them because it was a great cast then and I worked with both Luke Perry, rest in peace, and Jason Priestley. Liu added, “So, it was a thrill back then especially since they were just heartthrobs, you know.”
Liu also gave her two cents on Elizabeth Banks’ upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot.
“I mean, Charlie’s Angels was recycled and so it’s rare to find something that is fresh and new,” she said of her role in the action-thriller, where she starred alongside Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. “But I think …there’s an audience for that, so I think it’s wonderful. And [there’s] a new Charlie’s Angels coming out as well. I just feel like things that are original always sort of pop a little bit, but I think there’s a comfort level in trying to relive something and also to redo something in the modern time…and I’m always curious on how that works out.”