In an exclusive interview with me, Jenny Hutt on my SiriusXM Just Jenny show today, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth of ABC Family’s #MysteryGirls (debuts Tues, 8:30pm ABC family) spilled some shocking 90210 secrets!
The girls ALSO revealed that they may soon reunite with Shannen Doherty! And you’ll never believe who Tori Spelling would want to play her in a movie version of the classic show.
Here are the highlights of the interview:
Jenny: “So I wanna play a game with you guys called 9021-KNOW IT ALL”
They Laugh …“Awesome”
“I can’t have you here and not play it” so
Jenny: Alright If you had to pick one current actress to play you in a movie version of 90210 and who would it be… and WHY TORI GO
Tori: Oh my gosh, wait play like young or donna now? Or
Jenny: Donna whenever! I mean…
Tori: Oh my god who would…
Jenny: elle fanning?
Tori: Who would play Donna? Someone that’s silly someone like the grown up like someone that’s goofy like Kristen Chenoweth
Jenny: Oooh Good call I like that! Great call/ Kristen Chenoweth would play a great Donna Martin
Jenny: Who would play you? (To Jennie)
Jennie: Oh! I thought I get a different question
Jenny: No you get that, you get all the questions!
Jennie: Who would get me who would play me?
Uh Uh Uh Uh…Uhhh uhhh who would play Kelly? I’m not good at this
Mumbles *this is a hard one*
Jenny: Alright we’ll pass on that one!
Tori: Meryl Streep!
Jenny: Ooo, wow we’ll go with that!
Jenny: We’ve aged you quite a bit, shes such a good actress she can totally play like 17
Jennie: She can totally play younger
Jenny: Im right there with you
Jenny: If you had to be stranded on an island who would you rather be stranded with Shannen or Tiffani and why?
That’s a tough question…
Jennie: I would rather be stranded with…Shannon..yeah
Tori: Laughing… Is jenny an option? I don’t wanna have to pick between Shannen and tiffani I feel like that’s wrong so I’ll just pick jen that will make it easier
Jenny: that’s lovely
Jenny: And on the new show if you had to pick someone to come do guest spot who would it be… on Mystery Girls?
Tori: we’ve been thinking it’d be fun to have Shannen
Jennie: Yeah we’d like to have Shannen
Tori: The original threesome
Jennie: Oh my god could you imagine…
Tori: Me, Jen and Shannen so that’s how it should be on this show
Jenny: People would go crazy for that
Tori: Yeah we’ve been shooting some ideas around; it has to be the right role for her
Jenny: I’d have to say watching the show mystery girls what’s so fun is the chemistry the two of you have…it’s just there…Like you turn on the show and you’re like omg I’m watching the girls again, there together again cause I know some people like the new 90210 and I’m like nuh uh, im like the old version was the only…
Jennie: That’s an example of a cast that really didn’t have that chemistry you know, its hard to find actors who have that just
Jenny: if it works it works
Jennie: It’s like lightning in a bottle, you either have it or you don’t
Jenny: It really was, so those friendships did they pretty much endure over the years?
Jennie: They’re there I mean they’re always there that relationship when we would run in to one of them you’re gonna feel that connection people are gonna see you guys interacting they’re gonna notice a connection Its inevitable
Tori: We went through a lot together yeah
Jenny: Of course, and who would win in an arm wrestle Luke or Jason?
Girls together at same time: Jason… *laughs*
Girls: I think Jason
Jenny: You think Jason?
Yeahh…Luke has been going to the gym lately
Jenny: But back then it was so funny cause Jason was always like a little bit he was like a hockey player and it seemed like he was heartier
Jenny: .. than luke was but luke was the badass
Tori: Stockier but luke’s, luke can throw down I don’t know
Jenny: Oh my god…so the two of you must have the best time doing this show, what do you miss about being on the other show with so many people you were friends with back then?
Jennie: I don’t miss anything
Jennie: I mean that’s terrible to say but I mean we had…
Tori: I used to miss Jen but now I don’t have to because im with her again everyday
Jenny: Oh its so great
Jennie: Oh I don’t miss those long hours, I don’t
Tori: It was really… We shot like 17 hour days
Jennie Agreeing “Yeah..”
Tori: Like two episodes at once sometimes, we were young we could endure all that…
Jennie: We would do whatever they said
Tori: Remember when we would do, what did we call them? Double ups?
Jennie: Double ups…ugh!
Tori: Double Ups! So instead of like 22 minute episodes they would do like 34 episodes that season and theyre wasn’t enough time so they would shoot two episodes at once so you’d be filming two hour long shows in one week so you would go from one set and they would drive you to another set to film part of the other episode
Jennie: They didn’t take our well-being into consideration
Jennie: At all..*laughing*
Tori: We were young and we could persevere
Jenny: But I think that’s sorta the misunderstanding with actors. People just think it’s all glamor
Girls under their breath: Oh my god…
Jenny: So that it wouldn’t be exhausting but its hard work!
Tori: Really hard work .. its really hard work
Jennie: I mean it’s hard it’s not like I’m in the sun digging a ditch or like loading
Tori: It’s a different type of muscle
Jennie: It’s a mental um , it’s a different type of mental exhaustion that requires you know really keeping your brain super engaged and keeping that internal light shining for I mean to be connected and I mean enigmatic long…its exhausting.
Jenny: And and..
Jennie: And on your feet too.
Jenny: and having your girls.. and I know you have girls and boys Tori, having your girls watch you and watch you balance it all do you feel like that’s in a way empowering them and giving them an example of that’s what they can do ?
Jennie: Absolutely I mean I see um I see my 17 year old
Jenny: Its crazy you have a 17 year old
Jennie: Yeah, really appreciating me right now especially and I think its definitely inspiring them
Jenny: and how would you feel about your kids going into the entertainment industry?
(points to tori) I know your kids have been on tv, reality tv Tori but if they wanted to go the root of entertaining in a more traditional tv kinda sense how would you feel about it
Jennie: How would you feel about it? *under her breath*
Tori: Im not opposed to it but its definitely not something I would push them into. If its something they felt strongly about I would want them to be very well educated on what it was about you know its not…I see so many people that just wanna be in it for the fame and glamour again they think its not hard work there’s a lot of rejection obviously , it’s a hard business you’re scrutinized constantly
Jenny: and you know that very well cuz of course, I know you lost your father and im sorry about that , I lost my mom so I get it (ick!) but um, you grew up in a business where you could have had calls made and you still auditioned and had to fight for it and im sure you along the way had rejection
Tori: for sure, yeah so its just you know it’s a very specific business and if they were prepared for that and had a passion for it then I would encourage it
Jenny: mmhm….turns to Jennie, Do you feel the same way?
Jennie: Yeah uh my 17 year old is looking at colleges she wants to be a theater major, so im pretty sure shes going to go into the business and I will support whatever she has a passion for and I will be here to guide her and protect her and it’s a great thing I know all about it and can protect her
Jenny: How do you feel that shes going off to college? Are you emotional?
Jennie: I cant even you know, I cant even wrap my head around it, shes probably gonna come to the east coast
Jenny: Oh wow, yeah you’ll be fine! Youll be okay , youll travel
For audio of the show… listen here!