Tori Spelling can crack Jennie Garth up.
When thinking of an upcoming scene from their new ABC Family sitcom, “Mystery Girls,” now airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET, Garth giggles at the memory of Spelling going for it, making a funny face and using a strange voice.
That’s just one reason the two like to work together.
“I feel safe doing some, like, goofy, crazy face and voice because it’s my friend. I know she’s gonna be there to support my efforts,” explained Spelling in a recent interview.
“She knows I love it,” added Garth, who readily admits she’s the first to break character in a scene.
Unless you skipped the 1990s, you know they were co-stars on one of the most popular TV shows of that era, “Beverly Hills, 90210,” about teens living in the exclusive Southern California zip code.
It went off the air after 10 seasons in 2000 but Spelling and Garth have remained friends. They even briefly reprised their roles for the CW’s “90210″ reboot. Spelling guest starred on a couple of episodes. Garth appeared on the first two seasons.
They never expected to work together full-time again but Spelling came up for the premise and it all fell into place.
On “Mystery Girls,” Garth and Spelling play former co-stars of a hit 90s detective TV show of the same name. They’ve gone their separate ways, until a crime occurs, and the witness will only talk to them. From this, they end up opening a detective agency.
Both actresses also serve as executive producers. They have their hand in the show’s look, wardrobe and “every little thing,” said Spelling.
“Our personalities are (to be) micro-managers. We can’t delegate that much but we’re learning,” she said.
The two say they rarely disagree on decisions but Garth will defer to Spelling sometimes “because it was her idea.”
They chose to do a sitcom because, “it’s more fun than doing a drama,” said Garth. “The schedule, the hours. We both have a lot of kids so it’s like banker’s hours compared to doing an episodic show like an hour-long drama or something.”
For Spelling, having a sitcom was a career goal.
“I did the best I could on ’90210.’ Like I tried to make Donna funny. I was in a drama. Everyone else was great at drama but I was like, ‘I think I’m better at comedy so how can I interject comedy here and there?’ and so Donna was kind of goofy and I did things here and there but I was always, this is harder for me. I wish I could do comedy.”
The gig also comes at a good time for Spelling’s personal life. Her recent marriage struggles with actor Dean McDermott have been documented both in the press and on the Lifetime docu-series, “True Tori.” On that, cameras followed Spelling in the aftermath of learning her husband had an affair and he subsequently went to rehab.
Spelling says it’s undecided whether there will be more “True Tori.”
“It was something that I needed to do. … I don’t know what the future holds,” she said.
With all the rumors swirling around her personal life, she felt it was best to document what was happening on camera: “It was the best vehicle to tell my truth.” Still, putting her personal problems on display can seem strange to some.
To that Spelling says, “It was something I needed to do so don’t feel bad.”
To say that Tori Spelling and Dean McDermottās marriage has been rocky as of late is a bit of an understatement. In a new interview, even Dean admits that he expected Tori to leave him!
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermottās marriage basically imploded when it was revealed that Dean had cheated on Tori while he was filming in Canada at the tail-end of 2013. True Tori was a revealing ā even too revealing ā look at their marriage in the aftermath, and what we saw was not good. In a new interview, Dean admits that he expected Tori to divorce him once the scandal broke! Read on for more on the state of Tori and Deanās marriage post-scandal, and post-True Tori! (Itās hard to say which was more damaging to their relationship.)
Dean McDermott Surprised Tori Spelling Didnāt Divorce Him After Cheating Scandal
āI wake up every morning and Iām just so blessed that sheās in my life still,ā Dean told Giuliana Rancic on E! News ā[Tori]ās such a strong lady, and when this happened I was like, āWhy donāt you just leave me?āā
Trust us ā everyone was asking that question. However, with four kids, itās understandable that Tori wanted to fight to try and keep the marriage alive.
āAnd sheās like, āWell, I love you, I canāt just turn that off,āā Dean added. āāIām mad at you, Iām really upset, Iām really hurt ā but I love you. That just doesnāt go away.ā
āWeāre trying to show people that if that love is still there, love can conquer all and love does conquer all. Itās just going to take a lot of work and a lot of tears and a lot of pain.ā
Dean McDermott: āThings Are Greatā Between Tori & I
āThings are great,ā Dean revealed to Giuliana earlier in their interview. āOur relationship is stronger than itās ever been and weāre working very hard on that. Iām working very hard on myself ā my sobriety, it means everything to me, becoming the dad and the husband that Iāve always wanted to be and that they deserveā¦ Iām changing my life for the good.ā
Also worth noting is the fact that Dean looked a lot healthier than weāve seen him recently. During True Toriās filming (and even prior to that) he had certainly been looking like the drink had been taking its toll; often red-faced and puffy, it was clear that his health was getting away from him as much as his relationship was.
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Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott were together Tuesday night for āTrue Tori: The Reunion,ā a follow-up episode to the Lifetime reality show that chronicled their marital troubles.
The series ended with Dean heading to Toronto to film āChopped Canada.ā On Tuesday night, they sat on a couch and fielded all the burning questions viewers had about the reality show from interviewer Brooke Anderson.
As a gift to Tori, Dean stood and lifted up his shirt to reveal a new tattoo on his side. Itās the wedding vows Tori wrote for him. She has his wedding vows inked on her side.
āItās a gesture of a new beginning,ā says Dean. āIāll never break these vows ever again.ā
He also wrote her a song that included the lyrics: āIām sorry forever.ā
Now, here are the top revelations from the interview.
Well, that’s one tattoo that practically spells out “hands off!”
On the season finale of True Tori, Tori Spelling was talking with a friend about how Dean McDermott should sign a contract saying he would never cheat or drink again, and then Tori joked that she should get it tattooed on him, except, oh wait, he had already has a tattoo that should do that but didn’t:
“Clearly that didn’t stop him. You know the tattoo he has, down there. It says ‘Tori’s.’ And months later, he cheated on me.”
No, we didn’t know the tattoo he has down there, but now we do! Shouldn’t that have made it hard for Dean to cheat? Like really hard?! The finale ended with Dean asking to stay, but Tori telling him to go!
Will they ever get back together? Will Dean head to a tattoo removal place?! We guess we’ll have to wait until next season will happen or not to find out.
The first chapter in the True Tori journey comes to an end tonight. I want to thank Lifetime Network for allowing me to find a safe home to speak my truth and to all of you, my friends, for joining me on what was the most raw, painful, and empowering journey of my life. You have all been so supportive. I know many have voiced strong opinions over my decision to let cameras document my life. It was a very personal choice. It created a safe supportive environment for me to find my voice. It was a life changing experience. Tonight on the final documentation for this season what could be a life changing decision is finally made! For all of you who have gone along with me for this journey watch tonight to see how it all turns out (for now!). On Lifetime at 10pm EST.
Tonight has some very painful moments but also some really fun and amazing moments. I get a tattoo to represent moving forward on my journey and an ode to my babies. Iāll post a pic of it tomorrow so check back in!
And, we do a new family photo shoot with the always amazing Elizabeth Messina. She has documented our entire relationship in photos so I felt it was important to photograph this time in our lives. I want to move forward but its important to always make memories of monumental times in your life. Bad or good. I believe it creates who we are and its important to be able to look back on those times and reflect in order to grow. All the photos used in my True Tori documentary series are Elizabethās beautiful work. I owe her so much for her love and friendship. She is irreplaceable in my life. Check out her work at ElizabethMessina.com and on Instagram at @ElizabethMessina
And hereās a little sneak peek video clip of tonightās episode:
And, its not really over yet becauseā¦ Next week see the True Tori reunion show! See where we are right now and whatās happening. My friend and fellow mom Brooke Anderson interviews me and Dean and some special guests! Your viewer questions are answered, too. You can catch the reunion episode next Tuesday at 10pm EST on Lifetime.
Happy Birthday, Tori Spelling! The mother of four took to her Instagram account to share adorable photos with her two eldest kids, celebrating her 41st birthday on May 16.
Spelling, who has had a rough year, which she’s documented on Lifetime reality series True Tori, first shared a picture of herself and son Liam, 6, smiling over a plate of cupcakes and treats with candles in them. Spelling captioned the pic: “My first bday celebration,” giving a shoutout to good friend Mehran Farhat, who presumably helped Liam with the surprise.
Season 1, Episode 1 – The Fairytale Falls Apart
Air – 22 April
Season 1, Episode 2 – The Truth Comes Out
Air – 29 April
Season 1, Episode 2 – Preview Clip
Air – 06 May
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