Melissa Joan Hart Is 'Indifferent' to the 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Remake

Stephanie Topacio Long

If you expected a big reaction from Melissa Joan Hart to the "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" remake, you're going to be underwhelmed. It turns out the star is "indifferent" to the upcoming CW series.

With reboots and remakes so common, we've gotten used to original stars either embracing or disparaging them. In late January, for example, "Charmed" vets Holly Marie Combs and Shannen Doherty were put off by a description of the new version that they felt did a disservice to the original. Now that fans know The CW is working on a dark take on the Sabrina comics, people are curious how Hart feels about another series centered on the teenage witch she once played.

When EW asked the actress, she said she was "indifferent, really" to the remake. However, she does think it makes sense given the response to "Riverdale," and she is glad there will be a new twist.

"I think they're doing it in a smart way -- change it up, don't make it the same," she told EW.

In spite of her indifference to the project, Hart might be willing to appear in the series. She is by no means clamoring for a role, but she did say "never say never" before cautioning that it would "depend on the character they wrote."

"I just don't know where I would fit in," she said. "I would definitely take a look at the material if they sent it along."

Hart doesn't sound interested enough to take on a major role, but if she were, we could see her as one of Sabrina's aunts, Hilda and Zelda. She previously voiced the characters in "Sabrina: The Animated Series," which featured her sister, Emily Hart, as the voice of the titular witch. Another good way to involve her could be behind the camera. Hart directed episodes of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" during its run as well as episodes of her ABC Family series "Melissa & Joey" and, more recently, the Lifetime movie "The Watcher in the Woods."

Maybe then she wouldn't be so indifferent.