Melissa Joan Hart reveals the weird item she stole from the 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' set

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By Nasima Khatun

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Melissa Joan Hart has revealed the item that she stole from the 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' set - and let's just say, we did not see this one coming.

It's now been twenty years since the iconic TV show about a teenager who discovers that she is a witch on her 16th birthday aired its last episode, but that doesn't mean Hart has forgotten about it.

In fact, she's holding onto a few of her favorite things that she took from the set while filming the show.

In a new interview with PEOPLE, the now 48-year-old opened up about the keepsakes she cherishes from her time as a teenage witch.

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“I do have some candlestick holders,” she said. “In my pantry, I have some Italian pottery things that hung on the wall.”

But there's one particular thing that stands out from the rest - a piece of her face.

“I have a piece of my face from the episode where I fell apart, which I think was called 'Falling to Pieces' or something about pieces of Sabrina,” she recalls, likely referencing the season 6 finale episode titled 'I Fall to Pieces,' which ends in Sabrina being turned to stone and crumbling. 

This tradition has been ongoing since the first episode she ever directed when she nabbed a propeller from an airplane. 

“It was supposed to break off in the scene, and the whole crew signed it for me,” she told the outlet, adding that it now sits on a bookshelf in her home.

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Hart played Sabrina for a total of seven seasons before the show came to an end in 2003.

After playing such a nuanced character, she stated that she understood why people related to Sabrina so much, but she had a hard time finding that connection herself.

“Not only was she younger than me, she didn't want attention,” Hart explains, noting that she was 20 but playing a teenager at the time. “She wanted to be the wallflower. She didn't know what to do with these magical abilities. She felt very lost, and other people were trying to help her solve it."

The star went on to state that without the exciting circumstances that arose because of the storylines, she wouldn't have been able to portray the character properly or enjoy herself on set.

“If she wasn't always in different costumes and kind of getting put in these weird situations where I got to be Cinderella or Alice Wonderland or a trapeze artist or in Cirque du Soleil or whatever I don't know if I would've enjoyed the experience as much as I did because I just didn't identify with her very well.”

Sabrina was a fan favorite. Credit: Frank Ockenfels/Warner Bros./Delivered by Online USA

Elsewhere, the 48-year-old also opened up about what her life looks like now that she's put her acting career in the backseat.

Hart spends a big chunk of her time doing charity work with World Vision, who aid poverty-stricken areas of the world, alongside raising her three sons whom she shares with her husband of 20 years, Mark Wilkerson.

“I'm the oldest of eight kids, so I've always felt a certain responsibility towards a younger generation of people looking up to you,” she said, talking about what inspires her to give back to the world. “And then being a mom is similar in a way to me and my relationship with my sisters and my brother.

"But I've always just sort of felt like we have a responsibility to take care of others," she added.

Featured Image Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Melissa Joan Hart reveals the weird item she stole from the 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' set

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Melissa Joan Hart has revealed the item that she stole from the 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' set - and let's just say, we did not see this one coming.

It's now been twenty years since the iconic TV show about a teenager who discovers that she is a witch on her 16th birthday aired its last episode, but that doesn't mean Hart has forgotten about it.

In fact, she's holding onto a few of her favorite things that she took from the set while filming the show.

In a new interview with PEOPLE, the now 48-year-old opened up about the keepsakes she cherishes from her time as a teenage witch.

Credit: Astrida Valigorsky/Getty

“I do have some candlestick holders,” she said. “In my pantry, I have some Italian pottery things that hung on the wall.”

But there's one particular thing that stands out from the rest - a piece of her face.

“I have a piece of my face from the episode where I fell apart, which I think was called 'Falling to Pieces' or something about pieces of Sabrina,” she recalls, likely referencing the season 6 finale episode titled 'I Fall to Pieces,' which ends in Sabrina being turned to stone and crumbling. 

This tradition has been ongoing since the first episode she ever directed when she nabbed a propeller from an airplane. 

“It was supposed to break off in the scene, and the whole crew signed it for me,” she told the outlet, adding that it now sits on a bookshelf in her home.

Credit: Elyse Jankowski/Getty

Hart played Sabrina for a total of seven seasons before the show came to an end in 2003.

After playing such a nuanced character, she stated that she understood why people related to Sabrina so much, but she had a hard time finding that connection herself.

“Not only was she younger than me, she didn't want attention,” Hart explains, noting that she was 20 but playing a teenager at the time. “She wanted to be the wallflower. She didn't know what to do with these magical abilities. She felt very lost, and other people were trying to help her solve it."

The star went on to state that without the exciting circumstances that arose because of the storylines, she wouldn't have been able to portray the character properly or enjoy herself on set.

“If she wasn't always in different costumes and kind of getting put in these weird situations where I got to be Cinderella or Alice Wonderland or a trapeze artist or in Cirque du Soleil or whatever I don't know if I would've enjoyed the experience as much as I did because I just didn't identify with her very well.”

Sabrina was a fan favorite. Credit: Frank Ockenfels/Warner Bros./Delivered by Online USA

Elsewhere, the 48-year-old also opened up about what her life looks like now that she's put her acting career in the backseat.

Hart spends a big chunk of her time doing charity work with World Vision, who aid poverty-stricken areas of the world, alongside raising her three sons whom she shares with her husband of 20 years, Mark Wilkerson.

“I'm the oldest of eight kids, so I've always felt a certain responsibility towards a younger generation of people looking up to you,” she said, talking about what inspires her to give back to the world. “And then being a mom is similar in a way to me and my relationship with my sisters and my brother.

"But I've always just sort of felt like we have a responsibility to take care of others," she added.

Featured Image Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images