Every television sitcom is rife with gossip, but some of the antics that went on in the background of 90210 takes the cake! This is beyond which cast members learned how to get white teeth or knew how to use the best hair growth products.
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When Tori first auditioned, she used a fake name – Tor Mitchell, because she was worried about her father being accused of nepotism because of his involvement in the show. She auditioned for the roles of both Andrea and Kelly.
She said, “I heard about the show from my agent. She said, ‘your dad is doing it’, and I was like ‘ I haven’t heard anything about it.’ I popped into his briefcase when he got home and was like, cool. I really wanted to play Andrea. I went in under a different name, then I got the part of Donna – which I’m sure had something to do with my dad.”
Given the age and good lucks of the cast, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a few hookups happened. Tori Spelling is on record for dating Austin Green and having a summer fling with Jason Priestley. She also said that she kissed Luke Perry once.
Austin Green also dated Tiffany Amber-Thiessen and Vanessa Marcil – with whom he has a child with. Jason Priestley said in his memoir that he dated ‘Emily Valentine’ for five years.
Although some of the cast clearly got along well, there were those who… didn’t. Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty in particular. One of their biggest fights on set involved Garth’s skirt getting pulled up by Doherty while they were trying to film a scene.
Not only did skirts fly, so did plenty of words. Garth said, “I did snap and I yelled at her, something to the effect of ‘Come On, B—–, we’re taking this outside!” Thankfully they’ve been able to resolve their conflict and are now close friends as adults. That’s probably for the best considering the new 90210 series starts today!
One cast member, in particular, was known for causing drama – Shannen Doherty. Priestley wrote about her, “She really and truly did not give a sh–. It was a very cool attitude until it wasn’t.”
He wasn’t the only one to make those kind of remarks about Doherty. Even Aaron Spelling pitched in and said, “It wasn’t like she ruined the show or anything. It just upset the cast members tremendously.”