“Beverly Hills 90210” was a pioneer in the study of teenage issues such as love, sex, date rape, drug use, alcoholism, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and much more. It led to a number of spin-offs and young stars in Hollywood even today.
The “Beverly Hills, 90210′ cast found a way to the honor of the late Luke Perry.
During a new episode of Brian Austin Green podcast “… with Brian Austin Green,” the 45-year-old actor — who played the role of David Silver on the iconic ’90s teen show — said that the cast recently reunited at a private gathering to celebrate Perry’s life. Perry died on March 4 after suffering a stroke.
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Green says the cast together in the house of Gabrielle Carteris, who played Andrea Zuckerman on “90210.”
“[I] saw the people I hadn’t seen in at least 18 years, at least,” he said. “It was very mixed feelings, because you was happy to see that everyone and you felt, ‘God, it’s been so long’ … but what a terrible reason to have to everyone to see again.”
“It was definitely interesting, it had its fun, funny, fun, laugh once and then it had it’s moments…… I don’t fully know what to say,” he continued. “I’m not at all believe. I don’t fully believe Luke is gone. Lucas is in my life a long time and we had a very special relationship and I am learning now that Lucas really had a special relationship with everyone. … He was a great man.”
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He also praised Perry’s character, which many fans and fellow celebrities have spoken about after his death. Green shared a sweet story of Luke flying to a fan who had previously come to visit him through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, when he heard that she wasn’t doing well and would only have a few days to live, and not tell anyone.
“Luke was a special man … I am still in mourning about the” Green said. “Luke really was a f**king cool man. Luke was one of those people who nobody had a bad story about. He was just a great guy. And he was Luke no matter where you saw him, doesn’t matter if you saw him, no matter what he went through. He was a rock. I am very happy to had him in my life. He really is a great guy and he will be missed.”
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The actor noted that he had spoken with Perry recently about the much talked about “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot, and that the actor was interested, although his role in “Riverdale” prohibited him from participating in the project full-time.
“I called him, when we were talking about the restart because he knew early on that he was doing ‘Riverdale’ and so he could not reboot, which was a shame, but we thought that, if the reboot’s doing very well, he can always come back and he can have a few episodes, we’ll figure it out,” Green said. “The same with Shannen [Doherty]. It is a shame now that that is not a possibility. That is so low on the totem pole, but it is a shame for the fans that they are not send-off of Dylan McKay as they want.”
Earlier this month, Jason Priestley — who played fellow heartthrob Brandon Walsh on “90210” — also paid tribute to Perry with a emotional message.