Anonymous asked: Hello! I've been researching the Whedon/Carpenter dust-up, and it makes Whedon look pretty bad, but something about it bothers me and I'm hoping you can help me out. Carpenter claims Whedon fired her simply for being pregnant (as opposed to, not -telling- him for a long time that she was? I'm not too clear on that), and that's gross if it's true, but then she talks about approaching him later for the part of Wonder Woman. Why would she do that if she'd felt he was so awful to her?
I mean regardless of when she told him, it was no reason to fire her. She’s confessed on her blog that she had suffered a miscarriage previous to getting pregnant with her son. I have known many women who have suffered miscarriages and then wait on their next pregnancies until they are past the danger zone to tell people. It is incredibly difficult to tell your family you’re pregnant and then lose a pregnancy. It’s devastating. I can understand if she waited to tell them. The fact is that soaps constantly write around pregnancies and they don’t fire the actresses. Gillian Anderson was pregnant during The X-Files, she wasn’t fired. It’s a piss poor writer who can’t adapt and re-do a storyline because an actress wants to start a family. It’s a piss poor writer who “runs out of story” for someone who has been with your franchise from day one.
That being said, if you do more reading about Charisma she is an incredibly gracious and amazing woman. There are lots of stories of people working with her, crew who loves working with her, who want to work with her again. Stallone expanded her part in Expendables after meeting her and he went to bat and had her written into the second movie. You don’t do that for someone who is terrible. I believe she forgave Joss because she’s a good person. As a recovering Catholic myself, forgiveness is such a large part of our faith, I can definitely see her forgiving him.
In addition, the woman has bills to pay, she’s a working actress. If someone told me I could star in potentially one of the biggest franchises on Earth, you can bet I would eat shit with a smile and work with Satan himself.
Charisma Carpenter 1997 Charles W. Bush Photo Shoot
So, confession time. I moved the site/started a layout change from the tiny, tiny one it previously had… a few years ago and then kind of forgot to finish it/put it back up. Oops!
I’ve been having a tidy up though, and found the 90% finished site (which amazingly still looks good and works on new browsers), so I finished it off, uploaded it and it’s now back (link at the bottom of the post).
There’s even a bit of ‘new’ content! I used to also run a site called (at various times) Team Charisma/Charisma Carpenter Project/Charisma Online), which housed the various projects that us Strangers had run. Letters projects, ads and the like (plus Fan reports!). Those sites are no more, so I’ve moved them all over to TC for safe keeping. They can be found in the Features section. If I’ve missed a project, or you know of one currently going please let me know.
This area is more CC as opposed to Cordy based, so the projects don’t have to be about Cordy, just CC!
As always there’s still a lot of unfinished sections that I’d love to see filled (I’m open to new sections to if you want to write them!). If you’re interested please take a look at our How You Can Help section.
If you’re interested please let me know here, or e-mail at the address that can be found at the site. I’d really, really love to see some more content on the site, and I’m sure others would love to read it!
Membership is open again (please make sure you aren’t already a member if you’ve been around ST for a while) as well, please see the Join section of the site for details.
I hope you enjoy the new look site (let me know if anything looks broken!), and the new bits of content that are there. Any questions, comments, concerns etc please let me know.
Sadly there are several incomplete sections Team Cordy, and we’d love for those sections to be completed and that’s where you can help!
Simply read below to find out what help we’re looking for in each area.
If you want to help out with the site, but with a new section or idea you have instead? We’re always open to expanding the site, so be sure to let us know!
Remember, don’t feel daunted if some of the sections need a lot of work. People are welcome to take on whatever they feel comfortable with, whether that be a large section or something smaller.
If you think you’d like to help out, or have any questions, please let me know via re-blogging or my Ask box.
If you’re not interested but think some of your followers may be, please re-blog, we’d really appreciate it!
"Still of Charisma Carpenter and Meredith McGeachie in Supernatural"
PSD #8 by popxsecret
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A couple of photos from the first event I saw CC at.
Sector 14: Eclipse, London - 7th to 9th June 2002
Source: Emma Marie’s Photos
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