Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling of 'BH90210' Remember Late Co-star Luke Perry in a Candid Podcast
Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling fondly remember their late “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-star Luke Perry in an emotional podcast. The actresses explained that they still find it hard to come to terms with his demise.
It has been more than a year since the world said goodbye to actor Luke Perry after his tragic demise, but the pain still cuts deep for his “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling.
On Monday’s episode of their podcast, “90210MG,” the actresses got candid about their reaction to his shocking death as they looked back on the friendship they shared with him.
Luke Perry of the series "Riverdale" at The CW Network's 2016 New York Upfront Presentation at The London Hotel on May 19, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images
In the episode named “Nice to Meet You, Dylan McKay,” in reference to Perry’s character in the teen drama series, Garth and Spelling recalled the late actor’s first appearance. They shared that, like his character, Perry was down-to-earth with an attractive and effortless charisma that was hard to ignore.
Garth, on the other hand, noted that she still couldn’t accept Perry’s death as she hasn’t been able to publicly discuss his demise.
The girls noted that they were immediately drawn to him and have remained that way even after his demise. Speaking about Perry’s tragic death, which happened in March 2019, Garth and Spelling admitted that they hadn’t gotten over the pain. In her words:
“It’s a hard thing because as hard as people probably think it’s hard for us to navigate talking about Luke publicly, it’s still hard for us to talk about him privately. It still doesn’t feel real, right?”
Garth, on the other hand, noted that she still couldn’t accept Perry’s death as she hasn’t been able to publicly discuss his demise except during emotional conversations with Spelling. The girls also recalled how his death affected the “BH90210” reboot, which happened some months after.
They recounted that on the day of the first promo shoot, they waited for everyone to come around when Ian Ziering began taking count of those available and asked where Perry was before realizing what was happening.
Ziering immediately broke down in tears, and the rest of the cast consoled him. Garth and Spelling mentioned that everyone understood his grief as they never felt complete without Perry. The renowned actor passed away on March 4, 2019, at 52, after suffering a massive stroke that saw him hospitalized.
The “Riverdale” star was surrounded by his loved ones, including his ex-wife Minnie Sharp; his fiancee, Wendy Madison Bauer; and his children, Jack and Sophie, as he was taken off life support.
Perry stole hearts as a teen idol in the drama series, which detailed the life of high school students in the elite neighborhood of Beverly Hills. “BH90210” lasted for ten seasons 1990-2000 and was the foundation for the late actor alongside his co-stars.
The extensive cast list includes Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Gabrielle Carteris, Brain Austin Green, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Kathleen Robertson, Hilary Swank, amongst others.