If you were a kid of the 90’s then you have probably watched Halloweentown at least a dozen times. In the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, which starred the late actress Debbie Reynolds and Kimberly J Brown, Reynolds and Brown played grandmother and granddaughter. In Halloweentown, Reynold’s character of grandma Agatha changed her granddaughter’s life. Off-camera Debbie did the same thing for Kimberly.
Various co-stars from Reynold's career took to social media after the news of the 84-year old's passing. The one that hit the most for the younger generation would have to be J. Brown’s. She posted to Facebook and reflected upon the magical time she had with her co-star.
Here is what Brown had to say about Debbie Reynolds:
“What do you say about a woman who had such an impact on your life both professionally and personally? Debbie lived her life like all of us should, to the fullest. She was bold, funny, and had the biggest heart. Her sparkly smile warmed every room she was in, and her jokes about her amazing career and life would make your stomach hurt with laughter. Making people happy through her performing was her favorite thing to do, and she showed me at a young age what a gift it is to be able to do that for people. She was so talented and wise, which easily could have gone to her head, but instead she went out of her way to help others shine as brightly as they could. She’d try to move huge ladders on set just to help the crew, and looked out for every actor no matter the size their role. Her humility, grace, and care for others inspired me so much as a teen and is something that will always stay with me. “Being normal is vastly overrated” is a quote from “Halloweentown,” and how fitting it is that her character spoke it. Her generosity, talent, and loving spirit made her anything but normal. Thanks for the magic, Debbie. Rest in peace.”
Even though Debbie Reynolds is mainly remembered for her roles in movies like Singin’ In the Rain and What’s The Matter With Helen, the younger generation will remember her as being the lovable grandmother in all four of the Halloweentown movies.
Kimberly J. Brown wasn’t the only Halloweentown star to make a post. Judith Hoag, who played Gwen in the film, tweeted a statement.
Seems like Halloweentown will never be the same again.