Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling Recall Tiffani Thiessen Joining ‘90210’

Kelly Taylor by no means noticed see eye to eye with Valerie Malone — and a long time later in 2023, Jennie Garth doesn’t both.

On the Monday, July 31, episode of their Beverly Hills, 90210, rewatch podcast, “9021OMG,” Garth, 51, and Tori Spelling reached the premiere of season 5, when Tiffani Thiessen joins the drama following Shannen Doherty’s exit.

“I bear in mind, you understand, then — not as I might suppose these methods now as an grownup — however as a younger woman, I bear in mind pondering, ‘Yeah, why are they bringing this woman in? Like, we’re doing nice. … Why is somebody coming to fill the Brenda’s sneakers?’ It simply felt, like, I don’t know. … I didn’t get it,” Garth mentioned. “And I used to be most likely not that open to the idea. Nevertheless it labored for my character, that’s for positive. … Kelly and Val by no means received alongside. … Kelly’s very intuitive about individuals and their character and she or he goes off her intestine, and I really feel like Kelly smelled a ratatouille.”

The actresses’ cohost, Amy Sugarman, referred to the state of affairs as “life imitates artwork once more,” hinting at alleged rigidity between Garth and Thiessen. Thiessen, for her half, advised Howard Stern in 2012 that she was “shunned” by her feminine costars. The 2 ladies have been shut at one cut-off date, nonetheless, as Thiessen was a bridesmaid in Garth’s wedding ceremony to Peter Facinelli.


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Spelling, for her half, added, “I used to be identical to, me/Donna as standard, like, ‘Hello? How are you? Welcome! Please like me.’”

All three hosts puzzled how followers reacted to seeing Thiessen’s Valerie transfer into Doherty’s Brenda’s bed room. (Doherty infamously left Beverly Hills, 90210, after 4 seasons amid rigidity on the set along with her costars and executives.)

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“It simply was actually bizarre watching Valerie in Brenda’s rest room like that. My total intestine intuition — as a viewer, watching it and being linked and hooked up to the unique solid and to Brenda and to Brenda’s bed room — I used to be like, ‘Effectively, I don’t like what’s taking place. I don’t like what my eyes are seeing. I don’t perceive this. It’s upsetting me,’” Garth mentioned. “And that she’s now going to be a foul woman as a substitute of a fundamental character that we love. However do individuals come to like Valerie? … Did anybody ever really feel the way in which they felt about Brenda about Valerie?”

Whereas Spelling stayed pretty mum in the course of the chat, she did level out that Valerie goes to “take all of our males on this present” — which Garth didn’t like both. (The character strikes up romances with Luke Perry’s Dylan, Brian Austin Inexperienced’s David, Ian Ziering’s Steve, Vincent Younger’s Noah, Jason Wiles’ Colin and has a longtime crush on Jason Priestley’s Brandon.)

“Wait, Brandon hooks up with Valerie?! I can’t,” Garth mentioned. “The entire guys hook up along with her? Effectively, that doesn’t make me like her very a lot.”

Garth and Spelling remained on Beverly Hills, 90210, for the present’s complete 10-season run, whereas Thiessen left throughout season 9 and returned for the sequence finale in 2000.