Many people were jumping for joy when they heard that NBC was planning to bring back the series “Murder, She Wrote” with award-winning actress Octavia Spencer as its leading lady. However, Angela Lansbury, an actress that formerly stared on the CBS drama from 1984 to 1996, isn’t too happy about the show’s return.
The 88-year-old actress who starred as Jessica Fletcher on the show expressed in a phone interview with the Huffington Post that she was concerned with the network using the original title in the remake.
“I think it’s a mistake to call it ‘Murder, She Wrote,'” Lansbury said, “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 …
“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.”
But Lansbury has no hard feelings towards Spencer.
“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.'”