Laura Prepon Teases ‘That 90s Show’ Role, Cast Reunion: Video

Point Place, it’s me! Nearly 16 Years laterLaura PreponWrapped The 70s ShowShe has been anticipating her return to Donna Pinciotti’s role on the upcoming The 90s Show.

“It’s so fun. It’s all the same sets,” the PrepOn Kitchen founder, 42, exclusively teased to Us Weekly Wednesday, June 15, the new series was launched. She also spoke about her partnership with Vitalite. “When I first went there, I cried. I’m just like, ‘The nostalgia is so strong and it was such an incredible time in my life.’ I can’t wait for people to see it. I think they’re really, really gonna get a kick out of it.”

Prepon rose to fame playing Donna — opposite Topher Grace’s Eric Forman — on the FOX series upon its 1999 premiere. Headed by Mark BrazillBonnie Turner and Terry TurnerThat ’70s Show followed a group of teenagers coming of age in the Wisconsin suburbs during the 1970s. Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama, Danny Masterson, Debra Jo Rupp Kurtwood Smith also starred.

Netflix announced in October 2021 that they had picked up a revival series starring Rupp, 71, Smith, 78, who’d reprise their roles as Eric’s parents: Kitty and Red Forman. The new series will see the Formans babysitting Eric and Donna’s daughter, Leia (Callie Haverda), while she is visiting for the summer. Prepon and her TV lover, 43-year-old Prepon, were confirmed earlier this year. The Bad Moms Star, 38, Kutcher (44), and Valderrama (42) are all set to recur, though more details have yet to come out.

The Orange is The New Black The alum, for its part, revealed to Use that “oddly” it has not been “weird” to step back into Donna’s shoes.


Laura Prepon at ‘The Survivor’ film premiere in New York on April 11, 2022.
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“It just was like the nostalgia of it,” Prepon — who married actor Ben Foster in 2018 — explained on Wednesday, noting she has remained close to her former costars after they spent much of their “formative years” together. “You don’t realize like, it’s still, like, if I hear Todd Rundgren’s [song] ‘Hello, It’s Me,’ I burst into tears ‘cause that’s the pilot song, you know, that was like the Eric and Donna [theme song and] it was a really pinnacle song for that relationship, but yeah, it’s great [to return].”

Prepon is reprising her TV role for the upcoming Netflix revival. Vitalite is also teaming up with Prepon to incorporate plant-based food into family-friendly dishes.

“I consider myself more of a flexitarian lifestyle especially when it gets toward like the hotter months. Vitalite is a great partner for me and my family. [because] I use it at home and my kids eat it and love it,” the actress — who shares a son and a daughter with the 41-year-old Hell or high water star — said. “It’s just like a really great fit. So, it’s exciting.”

She added: “[Health and cooking]This is something I am very passionate about. My first cookbook was published in 2016, and it was all about batch-cooking healthy meals, then reimagining them for three days. … I mean a lot of my videos that I post [are] usually about cooking quick and healthy meals for your family, with an emphasis on preparation, because as a career mom it is harder to get healthy meals on the table — but it’s all about having the right ingredients. So this partnership really helps make that a lot easier, especially with picky kiddo eaters.”

Christina Garibaldi reporting

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