From parties with the Playboy bunnies to half-naked photos she couldn’t remember taking: the dark days of Sabrina the teenage witch

Melissa Joan Hart in Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Melissa Joan Hart in Sabrina the Teenage Witch

In the 90s, television series marked the adolescence of millions. from to beverly hills, 90210 to Dawson’s Creek, passing by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, charmed and, the one that occupies us in this chronicle, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. His debut was in September 1996 and was broadcast through the chain ABC. According to records, the first chapter was seen by 17 million viewers Worldwide. That number was increasing as the episodes that reflected the adventures of Sabrina Spellmann, a young woman who, when she turns 16, discovers that she has magical powers.

Who put himself in the skin of the protagonist was Melissa HartEven when he was older than sabrina: I was 20 years old. It was her great takeoff, her springboard that took her to the top. From not being known in the artistic environment, she became one of the figures of that moment. But that turnaround that his life would give would not be free.

Hart was born on April 18, 1976 in New York. At the age of 10, thanks to the fact that his mother was linked to production and was also a talent scout in the artistic world, he worked in christmas snpw. But he soon broke away from that world of fiction to dedicate himself to finishing school and returned in 1991 for a participation in Clarissa explains everything to you. There, her name would begin to grow: Melissa dropped out of high school to dedicate herself fully to acting. The following year the explosion would come when she put on the dress of the most famous witch on TV.

Melissa Hart, as a child (Photo: Instagram)
Melissa Hart, as a child (Photo: Instagram)

Melissa was dragging a recent past that affected her: her parents divorced when she was 13 years old, and she went to live with her mother, losing all contact with her father, from one day to the next. He began to experience a rebellion that ended up exploding when his fame reached limits he had never imagined. A decade ago, in her autobiographical book, Hart commented that powerful men began to frequent her and private parties became part of her routine. Endless nights that had her as the exclusive star, which gave her a passport to everything imaginable. And what not.

It was part of the Playboy Mansion. One day they invited her and from that time she became a subscriber. He decided to tell about it in his book, which he called Melissa Explains it All: Tales From my Abnormally Normal Life (Melissa Explains It All: Tales From My Freakly Normal Life). In its pages he brought to light the drama he went through when he went from anonymity to stardom. She would also experience the torment that child prodigies are known for, firsthand.

Melissa Hart, with Britney Spears (Photo: Instagram)
Melissa Hart, with Britney Spears (Photo: Instagram)

Melissa said that she had problems with drugs and alcohol. His private life had become a real hell. What was a rumor ended up being confirmed by herself. In the last years of the series those murmurs realized that she was late for the recordings and in bad conditions, without sleeping, drunk, so you always had to wait for her to get back together to start filming.

In 2003, the abrupt end of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, as it was still captivating the audience. The fans asked him to continue. Some time later it was learned that it had been a decision of the creators, tired of having to put up with the lack of professionalism of the protagonist. Faced with the impossibility of replacing her -it would be unbelievable in history for another actress to take her place-, they cut for the healthiest. And the program ended.

The production for Maxim that Melissa Hart admits to having made under the influence of prohibited substances
The production for Maxim that Melissa Hart admits to having made under the influence of prohibited substances

That murmur began to move within the industry: his name was inscribed on one of those black lists ever made – at least, not in public – and his career collapsed categorically. Hart disappeared from the stage and the screen for three years in which she was not called for any role. He would return in 2006 as part of Dirtbags.

“I experimented with marijuana, ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for a year and a half. I liked it when I went out dancing, and drinking a lot of champagne”. His words refer to the final stage of the 90s and early 2000s. It happened when he began to meet with the bunnies of the mansion he commanded. Hugh Hefner. He even made several photographic productions without being in conditions, under the influence of prohibited substances. Specifically, he referred to the cover of max, which came out in October 1999. As he indicated, he came across the material when he was already on the street: he did not remember that he had taken those photos.

Today, Melissa Hart allocates time to different charitable causes (Photo: Instagram)
Today, Melissa Hart allocates time to different charitable causes (Photo: Instagram)

On a confession train, but for the magazine Life & Style, He maintained that he had casual relationships with other women. He said that when he was not in his right mind, he dared to experience situations that he had never thought of realizing. Until he understood that that life had to end. “I was surrounded by bad influences. I did not enjoy using drugs, but I was a little shy and with that I lost my inhibitions, I needed to be able to fit into that world”. At first, he stopped seeing Britney Spears Y Paris Hilton, which he directly accused of involving them in that darkness.

Melissa Hart with her partner and her children, on Christmas (Photo: Instagram)
Melissa Hart with her partner and her children, on Christmas (Photo: Instagram)

When talking about her life change, Melissa puts the musician at the top of the list Mark Wilkerson, whom he met in late 2003 at a benefit concert. A year later they were married in Florence, Italy. They are still together to this day, and completed the family with three children: Mason, Braydon Y Tucker. In addition, the actress returned to her religious life, which she had abandoned when she became a star.

Not long ago he said that he goes to a Presbyterian church every Sunday and that the Bible is one of his favorite books, which he goes to often. As for work, he returned to one of his first homes: Nickelodeon. On the channel for children and adolescents, he is starring in the series The Casagrandes. Because many years have passed since the 90s. sabrina she would no longer be a teenager; Melissa, neither. Now comes maturity.

KEEP READING:

We would like to give thanks to the writer of this short article for this remarkable material

From parties with the Playboy bunnies to half-naked photos she couldn’t remember taking: the dark days of Sabrina the teenage witch