Not participating in ‘Power Rangers’ Special for personal reasons – The Hollywood Reporter
Amy Jo Johnson, who played the original Pink Power Ranger, is clapping in response to claims she hasn’t signed on to the upcoming Netflix series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always for financial reasons.
“Please don’t say I don’t reunite for money anymore. Simply not true, she wrote on Twitter Sunday. “Maybe I don’t want to wear T-shirts in my 50s or can’t go to New Zealand for a month. Or none of your beeswax.”
Some other actors from the original 90s shows and movies Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are reprising their roles in the 30th anniversary special, which includes David Yost’s Blue Ranger Billy Cranston, Walter E. Jones’ Black Ranger Zack Taylor and Steve Cardenas’ Red Ranger Rocky DeSantos.
The actress, who played the Pink Ranger for over 130 episodes in the original series, took to social media in January sets a record that she “never said no” to the reunion. “I just didn’t say yes to what was offered,” she said at the time. “But other cool stuff is in store! Looking forward to seeing my friends kick ass!
The Happy the actress is now clarifying that she and the late Jason David Frank, the original Green Ranger, who passed away at the age of 49 last year, “both chose not to for our own reasons.” She said the movie was shot before Frank died.
She then followed up on Twitter on Sunday to cheer on her former Rangers, writing: “Nice to see my friends @David_Yost & @Walterejones rocking it!!”
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always premieres on Netflix on April 19.