It’s a sad time if you’re a Good Witch fan. After a string of movies and seven seasons of a hit Hallmark television show, the adventures of Cassie Nightingale have come to an end.
But while many fans are feeling pretty disappointed by the show’s cancellation, Good Witch star Catherine Bell remains forever upbeat. The actress has had a great time playing the role of Nightingale, counts Sam and Cassie’s wedding amongst one of her favourite moments in the show’s history, and only ever looks forward with positivity.
So, what has she said? Since the cancellation of Good Witch, what are Catherine Bell’s feelings about saying goodbye?
Here’s a rundown!
On the 9th July 2021, Catherine Bell took to Instagram to make a statement about Good Witch coming to an end. It was here that she first highlighted the positives from seeing this character brought to life.
Bell opened her statement with a quote from children’s author Dr. Seuss, which echoed her feelings perfectly. It read: “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened!”
She then continued with her statement, which said: “I am so grateful for 7 seasons… and 13 years (of movies) of being a part of Good Witch, working with the KINDEST and most talented, cast & crew, producers, network! It has always felt like family.
“Cassie Nightingale… a woman who is always positive, inspiring and uplifting. Someone who brings out the best in everyone she meets, makes life better for everyone around, and always sees the glass half FULL.
“She has inspired me to be a better person, to be kinder, gentler, more loving and accepting. I know that many of you have felt the same. I feel so fortunate.
“I know we will all miss the Good Witch and all the amazing characters and stories. But I am definitely smiling because it happened. With love, respect and so much gratitude, CB.”
The statement made it clear that while Bell was sad to say goodbye to Cassie Nightingale and everyone who had helped make Good Witch so successful, just having the opportunity to bring this character and this show to life was something she was incredibly grateful for. There was no feeling of regret, disappointment, or remorse – just positivity!
And the positivity was reflected in some of the well-wishes and comments to Bell’s post, including one from actress Kathy Najimy, who had previously appeared as a guest star in Good Witch. Najimy said: “Congratulations! One of the best times I had on set. Come to NYC and we’ll celebrate illegally!”
Maintaining the positive momentum, Bell responded: “I’m in!!!! Meeting and working with you was one of my all time fav moments!!”
A week later, on the 16th July, Bell spoke with ExtraTV to talk about the final season of Good Witch. Once again, she remained very upbeat about the whole experience.
She said: “This last season was probably our favourite. It was like, we brought the magic back.”
Then, when asked if parts of Cassie Nightingale had rubbed off on her after all these years, Bell said: “Yeah, absolutely.” She added: “She makes you feel good about yourself, and you have an imperfection and she turns it around to like, your uniqueness. Glass half full!
“I think it’s a beautiful way to look at life.”
Although Season Seven marks the very end of Good Witch, Bell remains ever hopeful that Cassie Nightingale will return. She makes it clear that nothing is guaranteed, but her positivity and optimism shines through.
Speaking to ExtraTV, she said: “Maybe we’ll do a movie to wrap it up? I mean, there’s nothing in the works, but I think it would be lovely.”
Whatever the future holds for Cassie Nightingale, Bell has clearly had the time of her life playing this role, and it is something fans should certainly hold onto. The Good Witch movies and show have struck a chord with millions of people worldwide, and it is something which will continue to remain popular for many years to come, and something Bell will never forget.
If you’re a fan of Good Witch, or you’re just getting into The Good Witch movies, then you may wish to know that many of the shows/movies are currently available on DVD.
The Good Witch Movie Collection is available on Region 1 DVD and includes: The Good Witch’s Garden, The Good Witch’s Gift, The Good Witch’s Family and The Good Witch’s Charm.
The Good Witch Movie Collection is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US.
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