Charmed is bringing the power of three back but in a whole new sense. The reboot is set to air on the CW network and while the premise of three sisters is the same, everything else is completely different. Melonie Diaz plays the middle sister, Mel Vera and she is not down for any nonsense.
Walking into a show that has a predisposed fan base can be intimidating for the actors playing the main roles. Melonie Diaz and the other two stars, Sarah Jeffery and Madeleine Mantock have talked heavily about wanting to do something different and not dwell on the past of the show. They are hoping this will be new to everyone and that there will be more praise than criticism.
Melonie Diaz isn’t new to acting, but this is her biggest television role to date. She has done guest starring roles on a variety of shows, most notably CSI: Miami and Girls.
Aside from the small screen, Diaz has been a part of the film world since 2001. While most of the movies aren’t widely known, she did score roles in The First Purge and Fruitvale Station.
Mel Vera is the middle Charmed sister. She grew up with Maggie as her younger sister and had no idea that Macy was even out there. The girls come together during the series premiere and what they discover about their lives is going to shock them to their core.
Being able to adapt to the newfound powers has been challenging for the sisters, but Mel is acing it. Her power is the ability to freeze time, much like Piper (Holly Marie Combs) in the original. This is probably the most similar character out of the three sisters, but the distinct differences will also shine through.
As Charmed begins airing and fans learn about the new girls, there are going to be a lot of opinions about Melonie Diaz and her co-stars. She is aware of what’s ahead and she is ready to prove the naysayers wrong.
Charmed airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on the CW network.