Magazine article Variety

Pink Lady Looks Back

Magazine article Variety

Pink Lady Looks Back

Article excerpt

Holy smokes! Here we are 23 years after the inception of your Japanese brainchild, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." I wanted to take this opportunity to finally thank you for allowing me to be your original Pink Power Ranger. Now, despite the fact that this was a non-union television series and I was paid peanuts and almost died a few times because of the makeshift low-budget stunts we performed, I am forever grateful. Truly. My time as the Pink Ranger not only became the training ground for my future career as a working actress but also, without even knowing it at the time, a way to inspire thousands of little girls to believe that they can be as badass as little boys. That, in itself, is priceless.

I've always wondered if you knew how huge the show would become? Was it a fluke or are you a mastermind? I personally had no idea what was about to happen that fall of 1993. Remember the time you flew us all to Hawaii for our first live appearance? This was maybe a month after the show aired and I'm assuming there was no online presence back then to tell us how big it actually was. Well, needless to say, we arrived to the Honolulu International Airport without security and over 10,000 people were waiting to greet us! …

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