Rose McGowan Writes Heartfelt Letter To Shannen Doherty Amidst Doherty’s Cancer Battle

Photo by Amy Sussman/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Amy Sussman/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Photo by Amy Sussman/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

The Charmed sisters are making it known there is no bad blood there.

Actress Rose McGowan who is known from her role as Paige Matthews on the hit series Charmed, got the role as another Halliwell half-sister after Shannen Doherty left the show as Prue Halliwell in 2001. Immediately there were rumors of a feud between McGowan and Doherty, but now it seems McGowan is making an effort to put all of that behind them with a heartfelt and lengthy Instagram post seemingly supporting Doherty in her breast cancer battle.

McGowan shared an illustration on Instagram of a woman with no hair standing beside a woman with a scarf around her head which is a style Dohery has been sporting since undergoing chemotherapy. “Dear @theshando Someone made this of us & I wanted to share it with you as it made me reflect,” she began her post.

“As young women we were pitted against each other for society’s pleasure. The rules of Hollywood engagement brainwashed into us were truly vile. The men & brainwashed women in our business made it so we couldn’t be friends. I regret that.”

After reflecting on how they were made to hate each other for no good reason, McGown also wrote, “Shannen, we didn’t know it yet, but we were the good ones. Two boss young women that scared the ‘faux-liberals’ in provincial Hollywood, for that sin we got burned at the stake, egged on by Hollywood who believe the press they start. There was a strongly inferred threat of me being blacklisted in tv as I’d been in film. Instead of understanding that we were a different breed, they tried to crush us, but they couldn’t. I send you strength. #rosearmy #BRAVE #shannendoherty #typos4life.”

As for Doherty, she continues in her battle with cancer and stated she is not letting it get her down. “Cancer has, in a strange way, done some amazing things for me. It’s allowed me to be more me, like much more in touch with who I am, and much more vulnerable and the person that I always was, but I think it got hidden behind a lot of other stuff,” she told ET.

Dear @theshando Someone made this of us & I wanted to share it with you as it made me reflect. We have a funny history. As young women we were pitted against each other for society’s pleasure. The rules of Hollywood engagement brainwashed into us were truly vile. The men & brainwashed women in our business made it so we couldn’t be friends, I regret that. We were cast in this weird fake reality show where we were supposed to be enemies. I resented it greatly. I regret not being awake enough to articulate this to you at the time. Fear was drilled into me from day one in this town & you were the barometer by which my behavior was judged. I was under a microscope, one false move and I’d be branded ‘difficult’ just like you. I think we all know what happens when girls here get out of line. I willfully remained enigmatic & unengaged. The Bad Girl Shaming you received at the hands of the media was merciless. Global media shaming is real AF, as you know. Fuck them all & their machine, too. You cast a long shadow over my life. We were both cast in a fake real life role, that of the Bad Girl. I had to prove I wasn’t as bad as you or I’d get the axe, too. But we were never the bad ones, it was them., the Beige Brained White Dudes in Charge. Well fuck them. Damn them for fucking with our minds & careers just because their misogynistic belief systems couldn’t sanction two strong females in a traditionally subservient role- actress. I refused to give them the cat fight they so wanted. Shannen, we didn’t know it yet, but we were the good ones. Two boss young women that scared the ‘faux-liberals in provincial Hollywood, for that sin we got burned at the media stake, egged on by Hollywood who believe the press they start. There was a strongly inferred threat of me being blacklisted in tv as I’d been in film. Instead of understanding that we were a different breed, they tried to crush us, but they couldn’t. I send you strength. #rosearmy #BRAVE #shannendoherty #typos4life

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