'Grateful for everyday' Shannen Doherty reflects upon how 'grateful' she is to be acting again after a 'rough two years' of battling breast cancer

Shannen Doherty has been living life to the fullest since being diagnosed as cancer- free back in April.

And on Wednesday, the 46-year-old actress opened up about how happy she was to be back to work acting following two years battling breast cancer via Instagram.

The starlet shared an image of her looking pretty and healthy while donning a long brunette wig, captioning the picture: 'I'm grateful for today. Grateful for everyday,' while thanking the cast and crew of her new project Heathers.

Counting her blessing: Shannen Doherty talked about how happy she was to be back at work following two years battling breast cancer in a Wednesday Instagram taken on set of the Heathers reboot

Counting her blessing: Shannen Doherty talked about how happy she was to be back at work following two years battling breast cancer in a Wednesday Instagram taken on set of the Heathers reboot

Shannen, who underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation during her battle, captured her hope and struggles in the lengthy caption.

'Was back on set today,' wrote the star, 'It's been a rough two years. Fighting cancer. As an actor, people bench you.'

'They assume you're too weak, not able etc etc. and yet it's something like work that invigorates and renews strength to conquer the unimaginable beast.

Never underestimate her! The 46-year-old star captured her hope and struggles in the lengthy caption, writing 'It's been a rough two years,' while revealing some were worried she was 'too weak' to get back to work. Above the starlet is seen while still in treatment in November 2016

Never underestimate her! The 46-year-old star captured her hope and struggles in the lengthy caption, writing 'It's been a rough two years,' while revealing some were worried she was 'too weak' to get back to work. Above the starlet is seen while still in treatment in November 2016

Life's a stage! The former bad girl (seen yesterday with her hairstylist) wasn't letting naysayers knock her down, writing 'I'm grateful for today. Grateful for everyday,' while thanking the Heathers team 'for letting me play and be someone else today'

Life's a stage! The former bad girl (seen yesterday with her hairstylist) wasn't letting naysayers knock her down, writing 'I'm grateful for today. Grateful for everyday,' while thanking the Heathers team 'for letting me play and be someone else today'

Shannen wasn't letting naysayers knock her down though.

'I'm grateful for today. Grateful for everyday,' she wrote, 'Thank you @heathers for letting me play and be someone else today.'

The star finished by singing her praises for the Heathers team: 'Great crew, great writers, great cast, great show, great director.'

'Hallelujah!' Back in 1988, the former Hollywood bad-girl famously played ambitious, bulimic Heather Duke besides Winona Rider, Kim Walker and Lisanne Falk in the cliquey cult classic

'Hallelujah!' Back in 1988, the former Hollywood bad-girl famously played ambitious, bulimic Heather Duke besides Winona Rider, Kim Walker and Lisanne Falk in the cliquey cult classic

Doherty captioned a behind-the-scenes snap of her raven hairpiece: 'Back at work!'
Doherty captioned a behind-the-scenes snap of her raven hairpiece: 'Back at work!'

Hair raising! The Memphis native captioned a behind-the-scenes snap of her raven hairpiece: 'Back at work!'

The day before the Memphis native showed off while on set of the reboot of Heathers, sharing shots of her character's hair piece and her comfy trailer on Instagram.

The former Hollywood bad-girl famously played ambitious, bulimic Heather Duke in Michael Lehmann's cliquey cult classic penned by Daniel Waters.

But this time, Shannen is playing the 'pivotal' mysterious role of an entirely different Heather in Heathers.

Working hard or harly working! The actress showed off her comfy trailer digs the day earlier

Working hard or harly working! The actress showed off her comfy trailer digs the day earlier

The halls of Westerburg High will now be stomped by Brendan Scannell, whose popular yet evil Heath Duke is gender-queer in the modern reimagining.

American Crime Story's Selma Blair nabbed a recurring role as Heath's mother Jade, a 'stripper who is biding her time until her 82-year-old husband kicks the bucket' - according to THR. 

The 10-episode hourlong dramedy - premiering January on the Paramount Network - will also feature James Scully, Grace Victoria Cox, Melanie Field, Jasmine Mathews, Nikki SooHoo, and Drew Droege. 

Back in action: The 10-episode hourlong dramedy will premiere in January on the Paramount Network , also featuring the talents of James Scully, Grace Victoria Cox, and Melanie Field

Back in action: The 10-episode hourlong dramedy will premiere in January on the Paramount Network , also featuring the talents of James Scully, Grace Victoria Cox, and Melanie Field

 

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