'Halloweentown' Star Answers a Popular Fan Question About a Firey Scene

It’s that time of year when everyone is revisiting their favorite Halloween movies. That includes actors who starred in them.

Kimberly J. Brown played Marnie Piper in several Halloweentown movies. She opened up about what it was like starring in the popular Disney Channel Original Movie and answered a popular fan question.

Kimberly J. Brown recreated her ‘Halloweentown’ costume

Fans watched Brown play Marnie, a young witch who realized her grandmother and mother are witches. Her grandmother, Aggie Cromwell (Debbie Reynolds) also lives in a town where it’s always Halloween.

The first movie was released in 1998. It’s still very popular and Brown recreated her costume from the movie on TikTok. She starts off the video in a t-shirt and jeans. We then see her in the costume. Brown captioned the video with “Just wanted to see if it still fits..”

Brown has kept her love for her character alive. She previously talked about wearing the costume to hand out candy to kids. The actor told MTV News Reynolds gave her that idea.

“It was actually Debbie Reynolds who gave me that idea! She did it one year, if I remember correctly, in her Aggie [Cromwell] cloak or something. So I did it one year, and it was just so much fun,” Brown added. 

The actor has been keeping busy since then. She has an Etsy shop where she sells some Halloweentown-themed merchandise. Brown is also still acting.

Her last TV show role was playing Shana Taylor on Low Winter Sun in 2013. She more recently had smaller roles in videos.

Brown said the costume helped her play Marnie

Brown live tweeted while watching Halloweentown on Oct. 17. She gave her reaction to all of those actors wearing makeup and costumes to be citizens of Halloweentown.

“I think the costume and production/set designers did such a great job making Halloweentown feel so magical! #halloweentown #31nightsofhalloween,” she tweeted. “I thought the masks were so cool! It really made me feel like I was actually there. #halloweentown #31nightsofhalloween,” the actor added.

She also broke down specific scenes during her rewatch. Brown answered a popular fan question for one of them.

She answered if the hairdryer used real fire

There is a scene that stands out to fans. That’s when Marnie goes to the hair salon.

She gets a hairdryer and fire comes out. The actor tweeted fans often ask her about this scene.

“So everyone always asks and yes, this was REAL fire coming out of the hair dryer. It was very safely filmed but it was HOT when I was holding it! I loved it. #halloweentown#31NightsofHalloween,” she tweeted.

The movie did use some CGI to create “magic.” But it looks like this one scene used practical effects. That mix along with all the makeup and costumes helped bring the fake Halloweentown to life.

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