Shannen Doherty Joins The Cast Of 'Heathers' Reboot, Her First Acting Role Since She Fought Cancer
January 23, 2018 13:55 By Fabiosa
Shannen Doherty is getting right back to her work as an actress after battling cancer. The 90210 star made an appearance in the trailer for the TV reboot of the 80's film, Heathers.
This is the 46-year-old's first acting role since being in remission from breast cancer. Her appearance in the trailer was quite brief. Fans saw her pointing a gun at the camera and saying, "Whatever you do, make sure it matters."
In the 1989 film, Doherty played the role of Heather Duke, one of the three rich and beautiful Heathers that ruled the school.
Shannen Doherty's battle with cancer
Speaking to ET online, Doherty revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. While talking about the intense battle, she said:
I started thinking that I wasn't going to live... I don't look past today.
In April 2015, the Charmed actress shared the great news that she was in remission after undergoing treatment. Doherty, who has been open about her battle and struggles, said in her post:
What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting.
Moments. They happen. Today was and is a moment. What does remission mean? I heard that word and have no idea how to react. Good news? YES. Overwhelming. YES. Now more waiting. As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait. In the meantime, decisions. Reconstruction which is several surgeries. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. I am blessed, I know that. But for now.... remission. I'm going to just breathe. #cancerslayer
She went on to talk about coming to terms with the implications of her situation, especially considering the fact that a lot of cancer patients often relapse within the first five years.
Her support system
A month later, she shared a selfie of herself and her husband, Kurt Iswarienko, where she debuted her gorgeous brunette curls.
To celebrate Valentine's Day last year, Doherty gave a special shoutout to her husband. She talked about the love and support he had given her as she underwent cancer treatment.
Valentines Day with my one and only. We aren't perfect. We argue. We disagree. We stare cancer in the face. But.... we also love and support and strengthen. We laugh and cry. We talk and share. We believe.... in love and each other. Today is more Valentines Day to me than some commercial Day. I ❤️ you @kurtiswarienko #thisislove #swans #Repost @kurtiswarienko with @repostapp ・・・ Got to spend a beautiful valentines day with my beautiful wife @theshando who's strength and depth of character are daily reminders to me of what life is really about. I ❤ you
We argue. We disagree. We stare cancer in the face.
This is Maggie. I've seen Maggie five days a week for what seems like forever. We have a love hate relationship. I love her because she's part of the life saving treatment I'm receiving. It's astounding how far we have come with technology. One day, Maggie will be retired and the cure will be found. Things like immunotherapy are the future but for now.... it's me and Maggie. I'm seeing her twice tomorrow so that I can wrap this phase up faster. Goodnight sweet Maggie. See ya tomorrow. #cancerslayer
Thank you Vantage Oncology and Dr Leslie Botnick. Thank you to all that work there, especially Anna,Vince, Mike (pictured here) and Jackie. And a big thank you to Maggie. Everyday you rotated around me, I knew you were zapping the last of those pesky micro cells lingering behind. Here's hoping I never see you again sweet Maggie!!! #lovethiscrew #cancerslayer
It's quite clear that Iswarienko has been a great source of strength for Doherty, and fans are thrilled to have their favorite actress back on their screens.