“In the revival of “Saved By the Bell” on NBC Peacock, Elizabeth Berkley recently reprised her role as Jessie Spano.
And if it seemed that with her co-stars she had the same chemistry as she did in the ’90s, there is a good explanation for that. Berkley revealed in a recent interview how close the original cast is and how much they still form a part of her life.
In the ’90’s, Elizabeth Berkley starred in’ Saved By the Bell.’
A Saturday morning sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1993 and had several spin-offs was Saved By the Bell.
Originally, Berkley was supposed to play Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen’s role), but the producers wanted to create Jessie Spano’s character specifically for her.
In all four seasons of the series, Berkley appeared.
And she repeated her role in two TV films—Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and Saved by the Bell: Las Vegas Wedding.
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A new generation of high school teens at Bayside High follows Peacock’s new revival of ‘Saved By the Bell’.
But in the same universe as the original film, it still takes place.
For the new season, Berkley, Tiffany-Amber Thiessen, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Lark Vorhees are reprising their roles.
Yet their characters are now much older, trying as responsible adults to navigate the world.
At Bayside, where her son, Jamie Spano, plays football under his mentor, Slater, Jessie is now a guidance counselor. The Governor and First Lady of California are Zack and Kelly.
And Mac Morris (Mitchell Hoog), their son, is a spoiled troublemaker who attends school, too.
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“Berkley talked about the Saved By The Bell reboot in a recent interview with Collider, saying she was “all in” when she learned the idea for the series from executive producer Tracey Wigfield. The actress said she was thrilled to put the show and its characters back in this new way.
And she revealed that they had no trouble recreating their chemistry on-screen, as over the years the cast has been very similar.
Fortunately,”Fortunately, we have such a strong bond from the original group where we’re still a part of each other’s lives,”we have such a strong bond from the original group that we are still part of each other’s lives. “I think it would have been even more surreal if I hadn’t seen them in years and had no contact, and suddenly here we are as adults.”
It’s my love @MarioLopezExtra!! Pic.twitter.com/Rbk0Wa1SQb- Elizabeth Berkley (@ElizBerkley) October 20, 2014 Berkley said she was bonding over motherhood with Thiessen.
And she revealed that Gosselaar and Lopez are like a family.
“Tiffani and I are both moms, and we share wisdom and advice, and we have each other’s backs as women,”Tiffani and I are both moms, and we share wisdom and advice, and we have each other’s backs as women. “Mario was like a brother to me, and Mark-Paul was like that.
Such are very rich, profound relationships, even now in my life.