Tori Spelling Talks about Playing Donna in 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and Recalls Insecurities She Faced as a Teen

American actress and model, Tori Spelling, says, "Fake it till you make it" as she gets reminiscent about her struggles as a teenage star in a new social media post.

The famous actress has had her share of success, but she says, unlike many may have thought, that came with many struggles. 

Via Instagram, Spelling posted a throwback picture of herself back in her heyday. According to the famous author, the snap is from a model shoot for Donna Martin. 

 Tori Spelling arrives at the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 09, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Tori Spelling arrives at the Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 09, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

In the picture, Spelling is the perfect representation of high-end fashion back in the late 90s. For the photoshoot, she wore a little black dress, an orange leather jacket, and black boots. 

The entertainer looks mighty young and especially happy with her face bearing a smile that hinted at happiness. Spelling, however, says it was otherwise at the time. In the caption of the picture, she wrote:

"Fake it till you make it… I was a young really insecure teenager that never thought I was good enough. Yet, I was on a hugely successful tv show playing a beautiful popular teen that had it all together."

The time the bestselling author and mother of five speaks of is during her "Beverly Hills, 90210." She further explained that while she became a teen Idol who was held in high regard by fans, she "didn't feel at all beautiful or good" about herself. 

About what keeps their high profile relationship going, McDermott says that unlike many expect with their large brood, they still have good sexual chemistry. 

Through the post, Spelling hinted at mental struggles that may have damaged her entertainment career had she given in to it. 

Spelling then relates her struggles to that of the average teen sharing that her celebrity status compounded the problems that accompanied the phase. 

She explains in her caption that while on-screen, she learned to "play" being happy like everyone expected. Spelling wrote:

"I just wish I wouldn't have been so hard on myself. Let myself 'off camera' be the girl I felt I was 'on camera.'"

For this, the actress commends her past self because while many may deem it pretense, that was how she managed to pull things off. She, however, disclosed that she only wishes she had let herself relax. 

Her marriage to actor Dean McDermott has lasted over a decade and produced five beautiful children. About what keeps their high profile relationship going, McDermott says that unlike many expect with their large brood, they still have good sexual chemistry. 

Finn Davey McDermott, Tori Spelling, Hattie Margaret McDermott, Dean McDermott, Beau Dean McDermott, and Stella Doreen McDermott attend 2019 Disney On Ice "Mickey's Search Party" on December 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Finn Davey McDermott, Tori Spelling, Hattie Margaret McDermott, Dean McDermott, Beau Dean McDermott, and Stella Doreen McDermott attend 2019 Disney On Ice "Mickey's Search Party" on December 13, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

They spend quality time together as well as with their children in hopes of strengthening their family bond. However, Spelling hints at a comeback second season for "BH90210," a reboot of sorts to the original, "Beverly Hills, 90210," which will become even more significant. 

Related posts
Tori Spelling of BH90210 Shares New Family Photos with Husband Dean McDermott & Kids at Their Local Pumpkin Patch
Getty images
People Oct 29, 2019
Tori Spelling of BH90210 Shares New Family Photos with Husband Dean McDermott & Kids at Their Local Pumpkin Patch
Tori Spelling of BH90210 Poses in '80s Outfit as She Joins Husband Dean Mcdermott at a Halloween Party
instagram.com/torispelling
Relationship Oct 26, 2019
Tori Spelling of BH90210 Poses in '80s Outfit as She Joins Husband Dean Mcdermott at a Halloween Party
Tori Spelling of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Shares New Photos of Daughter Hattie on Her 8th Birthday
Getty Images
People Oct 15, 2019
Tori Spelling of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Shares New Photos of Daughter Hattie on Her 8th Birthday
 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Cast’s Real-Life Partners
Getty Images.
TV Shows Sep 20, 2019
'Beverly Hills, 90210' Cast’s Real-Life Partners