We already knew that the latest “reboot” of Beverly Hills 90210, called BH90210, wasn’t going to follow Brenda Walsh as she buys the Peach Pit and takes pity upon her old arch rival Kelly who loses her entire fashion empire and needs a job as a waitress whose life Brenda makes a living hell. BH90210 will be about the cast of 90210 playing not only themselves, but exaggerated versions. And now they’ve given up more details.
According to Us Weekly:
Life imitating art … ish! The upcoming quasi-revival of Beverly Hills 90210, will feature original cast members Ian Ziering, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Shannon Doherty, Tori Spelling, Gabrielle Carteris and Brian Austin Green. However, instead of playing their characters from the ’90s drama, they’ll be playing exaggerated versions of themselves.
That’s not to say the actors don’t have a bit in common with their new “characters.”
“We are playing ourselves after meeting at a fan panel. Tori, who, in the TV series, is a mother of six children and is broke, inspires everybody to get the show back on,” Ziering, 55, told Us Weekly at San Diego Comic Con, where he was promoting SyFy’s Zombie Tidal Wave. “[Tori’s character] really needs this. So everyone has their reasons of why they don’t want to do it or why it shouldn’t be done, but Tori’s story is so compelling, it convinces everyone to do it.”
On set of BH90210, Ziering explained the cast refers to their characters as their initials, so they’re not speaking about themselves in third person. But while they’re no portraying themselves, there are definite parallels for Ziering and IZ.
I love that the rest of cast is letting Tori take the fall and pretending that they were too busy and cool to do the revival. Sharknado ended, Ziering!! You got some time. I also love they are using initials to talk about themselves in the third person, because that doesn’t make them look crazy AT ALL.
Just listen to how Ian describes himself and then his character IZ. No wonder several writers and the show runner quit. They probably couldn’t handle having to see Ian’s real boner for fake IZ’s life all the time.
On set of BH910210 Ziering explained the cast refers to their characters as their initials, so they’re not speaking about themselves in third person. But while they’re no portraying themselves, there are definite parallels for Ziering and IZ.
“I’m a very hard working, driven individual. IZ is an even greater entrepreneur than I am. He’s much more motivating and inspiring, and these are things that I try to be in my own personal life, but he takes it to the next level,” he said. “He doesn’t need to do this series. IZ’s very well off, lives in a beautiful home, he’s got everything he really needs — so we think. Therein lies the twist, the rub, the bump, if you will, that leads to some drama, and some comedy and hijinks ensues.”
This interview may have been a parody of Ian doing IZ, but if not, I wonder what could this plot twist be? Maybe Ian realizes he’s a self-centered smug douchebag, so he leaves Hollywood for good and no one ever hears from him again. That sounds promising.
And if Tori, who is already broker than broke, is playing an exaggerated version of herself, then I’m guessing the set for her house is a Fab Fit Fun box.