Shannen Doherty spoke with her longtime friend and Charmed costar Holly Marie Combs on Monday’s (December 11th) episode of her podcast, Let’s Be Clear with Shannen Doherty. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star discussed her highly-publicized feud with Alyssa Milano, explaining that there was “competitiveness” on the set of the show.
“There was a lack of female support,” Doherty said. She also explained that Milano and her mother blocked her from seeing Combs in the hospital during the second season of the show—causing “this weird divide between the two of us, which then continued throughout season 2.” Doherty added, “I think I cried every single night of Season 2.”
Combs agreed that season two was hard for everyone. “There was a lot going on behind the scenes,” she said.
The Pretty Little Liars actor added that she didn’t have a big family, so “when a family swooped in and basically tried to adopt me, it was very seductive for me. And I wanted everybody to get along. I wanted the show to be successful. There were no angels. There were no demons. We all had bad days. We all had good days. We all could have behaved better at certain points.”
Doherty left the show in 2001, at the end of the third season.