Angela Lansbury Not Cool with 'Murder, She Wrote' Remake

November 11, 2013


As has been weirdly documented, Angela Lansbury sensually feels her entire body every morning. But you want to know what she is not feeling? That Murder, She Wrote reboot NBC is doing with Octavia Spencer.

Speaking to the Associated Press in regards to the honorary Academy Award she's getting next week, the 88-year-old who you just assumed was even older by now spoke fondly of the original series that earned her a dozen Emmy nominations, calling the series her "greatest doorway to the world." Thus, it's probably shouldn't come as too much of a surprise that she's not real thrilled with anyone using the Murder, She Wrote brand to do an extremely-unlikely procedural without her.

"I think it's a mistake to call it Murder, She Wrote, because Murder, She Wrote will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person," Lansbury said.

"So I'm sorry that they have to use the title Murder, She Wrote, even though they have access to it and it's their right."

Still, the former Disney teapot did have some kind words for Spencer taking over the role.

"I saw her in The Help and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress," Lansbury said. "So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn't in Murder, She Wrote."

NBC has not commented on whether it's possible they, the network behind this year's Ironside reboot and Welcome to the Family, could be making a poor judgment call.

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