Punky Brewster would not be full with out Punky’s finest pal Cherie, and fortunately Cherie Johnson felt that manner too, reprising her position in Peacock’s sequence revival. Lately Cherie is a social employee, serving to to search out properties for youngsters in foster care and dealing with Punky’s previous stomping grounds Fenster Corridor. That is how Punky and Izzy meet, and Cherie performs an vital position of their story. ComicBook.com just lately had the prospect to speak to Johnson all concerning the sequence and reprising her position from the unique, and first we wished to know what she apprecaited most concerning the unique.
“I feel I appreciated the truth that we actually had been a household, that it was the perfect factor that I ever labored on,” Johnson mentioned. “I had a lot enjoyable, however that we talked about actual issues, and so they by no means shied away from vital matters. That makes me proud.”
Cherie additionally teased a little bit of her character’s jounrye since. theoriginal and what followers can anticipate. “What I can say about Cherie is she modified the remainder of us ladies did. She’s 40, so she is unapologetically her,” Johnson mentioned. “She shouldn’t be a lot a individuals pleaser. She will get every part that she needs in her life and she or he is aware of the best way to get it now.”
“I feel Cherie has come of age and she or he’s now discovered her Punky energy inside herself that she used to see in her pal that she wished,” Johnson mentioned. “I feel perhaps Cherie and Punky have spent a lot time collectively, Punky went on and gave her a few of that confidence, and now there ain’t no taking it again.”
The unique sequence dealt quite a bit with the foster care system, however the brand new sequence expands the scope fairly a bit, and Johnson hopes individuals see. how rewarding adoption could be.
“I feel it is extra open now. Punky has adopted different kids, so as a substitute of getting one foster baby, there’s three youngsters in the home which have come from that system,” Johnson mentioned. I actually really feel that it is vital to maintain the dialog alive. Adoption is one thing that Soleil and I undoubtedly imagine in. We each have bonus kids in our home at any given time. I feel lots of the individuals who grew up with the present really got here from the system and so hopefully it is going to remind a few of them who haven’t but reached again and helped to assist. And among the ones who perhaps by no means considered it, who at the moment are coming of age and want to be mother and father who perhaps cannot have their very own organic kids, would attain again and foster or undertake some youngsters after watching Punky.”
As for what’s going to shock followers most concerning the revival, Johnson says “I feel it is going to shock them most that we’ve not misplaced our coronary heart. In a time when lots of reveals have grow to be messy and so they’re not household oriented or they do not sort out these exhausting conversations that begin conversations anymore, Punky’s staying true to the unique and we’ll convey up these conversations that perhaps you did not even know you wanted to have along with your youngsters.”
You’ll find the official description for Punky Brewster beneath.
On this continuation of the long-lasting 80s sitcom a couple of vibrant younger lady raised by a foster dad, Punky is now a single mom of three making an attempt to get her life again on observe when she meets Izzy, a younger lady within the foster system who reminds Punky lots of her youthful self.
Soleil Moon Frye (Punky) and Cherie Johnson (Cherie) will reprise their unique roles. The sequence additionally stars Freddie Prinze Jr. (Travis, Punky’s ex-husband), Quinn Copeland (Izzy), Noah Cottrell (Diego), Oliver De Los Santos (Daniel), and Lauren Lindsey Donzis (Hannah).
Punky Brewster launches on Peacock on February twenty fifth.
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