Spelling was also asked about her husband’s infidelity
Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling appeared on “The View” Wednesday to discuss their new ABC Family sitcom “Mystery Girls,” but of course, they couldn’t get away without a mention of their past on “Beverly Hills 90210.”
Sherri Shepherd said that she was a big fan of “90210” and was curious about what it was like for the two to be working together after twenty years.
“It’s great, like no time passed,” Garth said. “We get along very well together. We share a very unique and similar vision for the show that we’re making.”
“She’s like my sister,” Spelling added.
Shepherd said she had auditioned with Tori’s father, Aaron Spelling, to get cast for a role on the show.
“I didn’t get the part,” Shepherd said. “It wasn’t for a regular. It was a little part. Yeah, they were bringing the black girl in and out of 90210. But (Aaron) was very, very nice to me.”
“There were a lot of cast members on that show and not all of them have kept in touch,” guest host Bill Rancic said. “Why do you do think you two have kept in touch?
“We have a lot in common,” Garth revealed. “Being moms.”
“It’s a true friendship,” Spelling added. “We were friends when we were in teens. And you never know. In our 40s, you don’t have those friendships that are lasting and ours have.”
The duo was also asked about the impetus behind “Mystery Girls,” which reunites two former detective show starlets in pursuit of a real-life mystery. Said Spelling of the show’s creation, “Well, in the entertainment industry, you can sit around and wait to get cast in something or you can make it yourself. So I decided to be proactive.”
Shepherd also brought up Spelling’s husband’s highly publicized affair.
“In the aftermath, you found out he cheated on you,” she said. “I know it’s been incredibly difficult. How are you and Dean doing now?
“I feel like all relationships are a work in progress, and we’re working on it right now,” Spelling said.
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