The TV update of the John Updike novel ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ stars Romijn, ‘Lipstick Jungle’s’ Lindsay Price and Jamie Ray Newman of ‘Eureka’ as three small-town single ladies who become bewitched by a mysterious new stranger, played by Canadian Paul Gross.
I was fortuitous enough to cross paths with the new mommy of twins girls–who went back to work just eight weeks after giving birth–at a party this summer, where Romijn held court by the bar (I knew I liked her). Here’s the scoop from my one-on-one time with TV’s sexiest new witch.
5 Questions with Rebecca Romijn
Are you having fun doing hocus pocus on your new show?
“We haven’t cast any spells yet, but I’m looking forward to it. We’re still coming to terms with our powers and dealing with that emotionally. But Roxie (Romijn) is psychic, Joanna (Lindsay Price) is the hypnotic and Kat (Jamie Ray Newman) can control the elements. And we’ll make some mistakes while trying to understand our new powers.”
Have you ever tried to cast a spell?
“I will admit the three of us cast a spell to get the show picked up. We wrote a little poem that rhymed–we wrote it ourselves–and then froze it in the freezer. It was just a wish to put it out there. A year from now I’ll have forgotten about it and then I’ll pull it out with the popsicles.”
What’s it like working with the Devil?
“He’s too much. He’s just too much…. He’s rude and disgusting and hot–he’s totally everything. But Darryl van Horne also knows all, so he’s also very wise. And I guess he’s the one trying to impregnate the ones with the powers…so it will be a very complicated relationship.”
Will there be any special guest stars this season?
“Oh, yeah! We’re going to find out early on that Darryl has a connection to three witches from 20 years ago…one is Bun Waverly, played by Veronica Cartwright, [who costarred in the 1987 Jack Nicholson film in the memorable part of the cherries-spewing lady]; Cybil Shepherd guest stars as the second witch; and we don’t know who the third one is yet. Stay tuned for a cool casting announcement.”
Did you talk to any of the original witches (Michelle Pfeiffer, Susan Sarandon and Cher) from the film?
“They specifically asked us not to re-watch the movie, and I haven’t read the book either, because this is our own take on it. But I’m Cher. And I don’t have her number.”
‘Eastwick’ airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.