'Beverly Hills, 90210' Cast Reflects on Iconic Show 30 Years Later — Here's What They Had to Say
In October 1990, the iconic teenage drama series "Beverly Hills, 90210" aired for the first time. 30 years later, the show's cast came together to virtually celebrate its anniversary and reflect on the show. Producer Darren Star said:
"We were just having fun. We didn't know what we were doing. I don't think we had these gigantic expectations."
The producer, Star, also revealed that the show almost did not take off in full force until actor Jason Priestley was cast as Brandon Walsh, the Minnesota transplant.
He admitted that Priestley got cast in the 11th hour, the Friday before they decided to start filming the show. They felt like they were not going to make it work without Priestley being a part of the cast.
Actress Jennie Garth, who played the spilled teenage bombshell, Kelly Taylor, chipped in with her own kind words. The actress talked about how much fun they had while working on the series together, revisiting the beautiful memories they created and the great bond and relationships formed between them.
The 39-year-old revealed that she was instructed not to look any of the cast members in the eye or she would have been thrown out.
Garth then revealed that she and her co-star, Tori Spelling, were planning on kick-starting a podcast about the show, "90210GM." In the podcast that was set to start in November, she and Spelling would watch every episode all over again and share memories and remarks about filming the episodes.
Douglas Emerson, whose character Scott Scanlon died in the second season, shared how much he regretted not taking enough photos while they were all filming together.
Many other actors who were present for the virtual reunion included Mark Damon Espinoza, who played Jesse Vasquez, Jamie Walters, whose character was Ray Pruit, Emily Valentine's Christine Elise, and many more.
The celebration of the show's anniversary would not have been complete without mentioning late actor Luke Perry who passed away in 2019. The actor, who played the role of Dylan McKay, died after suffering a stroke.
In March, the co-stars remembered Perry, including a touching tribute from actor Ian Ziering, who also reflected on the great times they had together. Although they all had good memories, actress Jessica Alba who guest-starred in the series in 1998, did not have the fondest memories.
The 39-year-old revealed that she was instructed not to look any of the cast members in the eye or she would have been thrown out. The strange yet serious experience stuck with her.
While there might have been a dark blotch in the past with Alba, the cast of the acclaimed show, "Beverly Hills, 90210," still had a lot to celebrate and be thankful for.