Amy Jo Johnson helped catalyze Power Rangers‘ rise into the ’90s pop cultural canon — a legacy the cast of the beloved action series’ big screen reboot paid tribute to in full force over the weekend.
During a Toronto press junket for the Dean Israelite-directed action movie, the actress who played the pink ranger on the Fox Kids series from 1993 to 1995 dropped in on an interview with stars Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, and Dacre Montgomery, posing as a reporter for The Daily Hive.
“Oh my God, hi!” a visibly shocked Lin, who portrays the black ranger in the film, says as Johnson enters the room. His castmates look on, similarly taken aback by the 46-year-old actress’ arrival.
Before posing for a group photo, Johnson asks her successors a round of questions about the blockbuster’s release.
“It’s a very diverse cast. I think, in the movie, [the filmmakers are] definitely very specific about what issues we’re going through, you know, what normal, 17-year-old kids go through. A kid can relate to any one of us in some way.” Scott, the new pink ranger, tells Johnson. “But I can’t do any of the acrobatics like you [used to].”
Watch Johnson surprise the Power Rangers cast above. The Lionsgate adaptation — which also stars Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader, Elizabeth Banks, and pop star Becky G — hits theaters nationwide March 24.