What does Angela Lansbury have to say about the “Murder, She Wrote” reboot being axed? Good riddance!
“I couldn’t believe that they would even consider doing such a thing,” Lansbury said Thursday after NBC announced that they weren’t moving forward with the project. “I knew it was a terrible mistake.
The actress, who spent 12 years playing small-town sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the original series, shared she is also relieved for Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer, who was cast to play Lansbury’s character in the remake.
“I have too much admiration for her to saddle her with the awful responsibility of having to bring that title into a different venue,” explained Lansbury. "She had no business being put into a situation that she couldn't win."
The “Nanny McPhee” star was nominated for numerous Emmys during her time playing Fletcher. And last month, Queen Elizabeth II made the English-born 88-year-old a dame.
Lansbury credits her mother Moyna Macgill, for getting her into acting.
“She was a lovely actress,” she says. “I get all my talent from her.”
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