Thats because The Biggest Loser host played Melissa Joan Harts witchy Aunt Hilda on the popular 90s sitcom Sabrina The Teenage Witch and says she still gets stopped by fans in the most unlikely places.
Says Rhea: I just got back from Greece, and they were all pointing at me and calling me witch. Ive learned to figure out what witch is in the language of the country Im visiting.
She says she first noticed it in Italy when people would constantly point and call her strega, the Italian word for witch.
She says it took her awhile to catch on that they just recognized her from the show.
As she puts it, The show is huge in Europe. Its really interesting.
She also has lots of fans stateside, but admits theyre mainly people who come up to tell her how much weight theyve lost since tuning into Biggest Loser, which airs its season finale tomorrow (Dec. 13).
Rhea takes on another meaty role playing a mom with a weight problem in the Lifetime movie To Be Fat Like Me which premieres January 8.
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