Rachel True is known to fans craft As one of the four main witches of the film. Along with actors Neve Campbell, Fairuzza Balk and Robin Tunney, she played a high-schooler who successfully invokes the powers of magic. In particular, all four characters are needed for the magic to work, so they are all important to the story.
So, why was True almost left out of the cast reunion in 2019? And what else has she said about being treated differently – during filming, during promotion and still – more than 25 years later?
Rochelle was rewritten for Rachel True to Play
Sach reveals she worked hard for the part of Rochelle craft. While doing so, she found herself auditioning against other stars of the film. The role was eventually rewritten so that he could confront other people’s racism by not touching it as a problem. However, she recently said that now she wishes they had handled some things a little differently.
as he noted okplayer“Racism isn’t Rochelle’s problem, it’s everyone’s problem.”
So, while the other characters deal with personal issues such as trauma, abuse, and grief, Rochelle’s “obstacle” appears to be her blackness. She also said, “I know as black people, we hate lifting some weight like that.”
In the end, she said, “It’s a good thing they have that.”
Unfortunately, while True said the writers used her blackness as part of craft’of the story, he shared that it was used against him during the promotions of the film.
Fighting the industry for due credit in ‘The Craft’
Although True’s Rochelle is a key element of craft Kahaani, some people associated with the film surprisingly dropped their names from some of the promotions. She eventually shared her skepticism which happened because she was the only black actor in the main cast of the film.
In 2019, True took to Twitter to let fans know that he was being kicked out of a convention craft. She later shared that her co-star, Balk, was the one who eventually grabbed her. Therefore, he had a representative who would call the planners of the event.
Apparently, he told them how they were missing out on a lucrative opportunity by leaving him. “I called my guy and said, ‘You can have the first reunion from 1996 with all the ladies, and they were like, ‘No thanks,’” she notes.
The convention was redirected after True’s tweets took effect, and the original cast reunited in March of 2019. “I’m glad I spoke,” True said of the effects seeing her at the reunion had on other people.
In 2020, True removed another tweet — this time directed at Showtime — for dropping his name from the list of lead actors in of craft description. Although the film’s poster featured all four actors, the network only credited three. She mentioned in her tweet that it’s important for black girls to see her and Rochelle getting their due credit.
Rachel True Releases a Book That’s Part Memoir, Part Instructional Guide to Tarot Reading
Notably, True is now a tarot reader and has released a book – “True Heart Intuitive Tarot” – which includes personal essays as well as instructions and a deck for tarot reading. “I use the tarot as a therapist—like shrinking in a box I like to say—so that I can understand what I’m upset about or what’s going on,” she said.
So, while he may have to remind others to give his credit craft, he is still ready to share his own mystical craft with others.
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