The West Australian June 4th 2016
Her ticket is bought and bags are packed but if Shannen Doherty’s doctors don’t give her the green light to travel to Perth for Supanova this month, the Beverly Hills 90210 actress will have to cancel.
The 45-year-old said her life had been turned on its head since being diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago.
“It has been very up and down of whether I could or couldn’t go,” she revealed toAAA Weekend this week.
“As of right now, yes, 100 per cent I can make it.
“But when you’ve got cancer and when you’ve had surgery — you have no idea what’s going to happen. At the last minute my doctors could pull me aside and I will have to listen because the most important thing is to take care of myself.”
Doherty said she believed cancer was one of the worst things that a person could go through.
“Honestly, it is a really crappy, shitty journey,” she said.
“You become a different person through it all. It changes you. I don’t know what I’m going to be at the end of this. All I can do is stay positive and fight.”
The brunette beauty and her on-screen Charmed sister Holly Marie Combs, who both sit on the board of Sea Shepherd, will appear together at pop culture expo Supanova from June 25-26.
Doherty said she “fell in love” with Fremantle when she last visited WA in 2014.
“Holly says she is trying to convince me to go swimming with sharks but, when she actually schedules it, maybe then we can have a conversation,” she laughed.
“If Holly needs to ramp up her life a little bit, she might be on her own.
“I lived in Hawaii for nine months as an avid surfer and I saw sharks on a regular basis. And I live in Hollywood, so I’m definitely swimming with sharks in my professional life.”
Addressing the rumours that Charmed was set to get a reboot, Doherty said she was open to reprising her role as Prue Halliwell as long as it was true to the characters and show.
She has starred in cult classics Heathers and Mallrats but Doherty said fans of the cult TV drama were by far the most hardcore.
“They are very intense but in a really good way,” she said.
“The craziest, funniest thing is when someone comes up to us and they have our faces tattooed on them.
“If it’s a guy, I always think ‘God help you when you get a girlfriend’. Because, honestly, what are they going to do?”