Now that we know that Ashlee Simpson has signed on to play the role of Violet on the upcoming Melrose Place redux for The CW, it’s only natural to wonder if any of the old skool MP alums might be interested in reprising their roles on the new spin-off. E! News’s Breanne Heldman caught up with Marcia Cross, who played the maniacally dastardly Dr. Kimberly Shaw-Mancini on Melrose Place the first time around (and currently plays Bree
Van de Kamp Hodge on Desperate Housewives), and asked what her interest level is for reprising her Melrose Place role. Yeah, she has none … and furthermore, she has no idea who the hell Ashlee Simpson is either. LOL. E!‘s Marc Malkin also talked with Courtney Thorne-Smith, who played Allison Parker on MP, and she too seems not very interested in stepping back into her old role. HMMM:
Don’t expect to see Marcia Cross ringing the doorbell at the newly renovated Melrose Place anytime soon. In addition to having a good home on Wisteria Lane, the Desperate Housewives denizen admits she hasn’t been asked and, well, her plate is pretty full. “I’m really busy,” she told E! News today at an event at St. Aloysius School in Harlem for Mott’s Wake-Up Call America. “I say never say never, but it’s not the first thing on my mind.” No, you’re not crazy. That sense of déjà vu comes thanks to former original Melrose Place inhabitant Courtney Thorne-Smith saying exactly the same thing yesterday. That wasn’t all the ravishing redhead had to say about the prime-time soap’s reboot, or a certain Housewife’s departure… When asked how she feels about a Melrose renaissance, Cross admitted, “I haven’t really thought much about it. I really have almost no opinion except I wish them luck.” As for the show’s newly announced star Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, she needed her rep to remind her who the “Pieces of Me” singer is. When she remembered the starlet had a baby, Cross was relieved. “Oh, well then I’m really happy she has a job,” she laughed. “That’s how I think about it. Honestly, I’m sorry. That’s how generational those things are.”
Well, at least the MP redux producers still have hope that Heather Locklear might reprise her role of Amanda Woodward … and they can prollly get Lisa Rinna to come back too. That woman would prolly do the job for free … or at least for free lip injections. After the jump, check out a fun video of Marcia Cross as Dr. Kimberly Shaw showing the Melrose audience the awful secret she’s been hiding all season long … trust me, MP fans — it is not to be missed …
Yeah, I doubt the remake will ever be as amazing as this. They can try but … nope.