Jennie Garth's Doherty OK

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 August 2008
Shannen Doherty

Shannen Doherty

Jennie Garth says working with Shannen Doherty "isn't as bad" as she expected.

The two actresses reprise their roles as Kelly Taylor and Brenda Walsh respectively in the new 'Beverly Hills 90210' spin-off, and after a previously rocky relationship - including fighting on set - Jennie admits she was initially uneasy about working with the 'Bewitched' star again.

She told America's TV Guide magazine: "It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I'm not much of a small talker, and I don't think she is either. I was a little nervous because I hadn't seen or talked to her in 14 years.

"Everyone was making it out to be such a big deal that I think we both fell prey to having that affect us.

"I think it will be OK. We're both grown women, both professionals. Once we were working, it felt like a good fit."

Co-star Ryan Eggold revealed the cast and crew were worried about how the two women would get on.

He said: "Everybody was on pins and needles and sort of waiting to see how they'd react. They started off kind of tentative, but by the time we were five takes in, they were giggling and seemed to be reconnecting."

Jennie also spoke of her sadness that Tori Spelling had pulled out of reprising her role as Donna Martin in the show.

Saying she was encouraging fans to launch a 'Bring Back Donna Martin' campaign, Jennie added: "I know Shannen probably doesn't share the feelings that I have for Tori, but I love Tori like my sister."

Meanwhile, Tori - whose late father Aaron produced the original show - has spoken of her wish for the new programme to succeed.

Saying she will definitely be watching, she told radio host Ryan Seacrest: "I hope it turns out to be a really great show, just for my dad's legacy. I was originally a part of [90210] and it was something pretty phenomenal, so I hope it turns out great."

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