Amy Jo Johnson, who played Kimberly Hart, the original Pink Ranger, in the hit series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, has finally addressed the rumors about why she didn’t join the upcoming Netflix reunion movie “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always”.
The movie, which is set to premiere on April 19, 2023, will feature several of Johnson’s former co-stars, including David Yost (Billy), Walter Emanuel Jones (Zack), Steve Cardenas (Rocky), Karan Ashley (Aisha), and Catherine Sutherland (Kat). The movie will also pay tribute to the late Thuy Trang (Trini) and Jason David Frank (Tommy), who passed away in 2001 and 2022 respectively.
However, many fans were disappointed and curious when Johnson’s name was not among the returning cast members. Some speculated that she had turned down the offer due to creative differences, scheduling conflicts, or personal reasons.
Johnson took to Twitter on Wednesday to clear the air and explain her decision. She wrote:
“For the record, I never said no… I just didn’t say yes to what was offered. But other fun stuff is in store! Looking forward to watching my friends kick ass!”
Johnson did not elaborate on what she was offered or what she expected, but her tweet implied that she was not satisfied with the deal that Netflix proposed. This caused many fans to speculate that her reason to opt out of the reunion movie was money-related.
Amy Johnson has since taken to Twitter to address those rumors by citing a couple of possible reasons why she didn’t do the Power Rangers reunion movie.
“Please stop saying I didn’t do reunion because of money Simply not true. Maybe I just didn’t want to wear spandex in my 50s 🤣 or couldn’t go to NZ for a month.Or none of ur beeswax 🐝 JDF & I both chose not to for our own reasons. They filmed before he passed. #PowerRangers,” she wrote.
She added that she was excited to see her pals David Yost and Walter Jones indicating that there’s no bad blood between her and the original stars.
“Excited to see my pals @David_Yost & @Walterejones rock it though!! #PowerRangers.”
The movie is expected to be a nostalgic treat for fans of the series, as well as a tribute to its legacy and impact. However, it will also be missing one of its most beloved characters: Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger. Until then, stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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