There’s been a mention of Dylan. But there’s no Luke Perry, no Tori Spelling and, so far, no Brian Austin Green on the new “90210.”
But “never say never,” says the actor, who’s currently starring in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” which airs the night before “90210.”
“What are the odds?” Green laughed. “I’m doing this new show, and I’m excited about it, and I want to do press for it, and they f—ing release a new ’90210.’ They did it on purpose, just to spite me. I know it. Aaron Spelling’s laughing at me right now from the grave. Good ol’ ’90210’ never dies, does it? Never.”
When we caught up with Green on the “Terminator” set, he hadn’t yet seen the new “90210,” but he had heard enough about it to figure out that there were echoes of David Silver and his family present. “There is Silver, yeah, my little sister,” he said. “I actually laughed when I figured that out, that she’s playing Erin, the little girl I lost in the park while I was doing crystal meth. That’s pretty funny.”
But would an actual reunion between the fictional brother and sister be in order? “I haven’t done anything on the show yet,” Green said. “I think, ultimately, it’s a time issue. We’re here [on the ’Terminator’ set] every day, all day, so it would have to be while we’re on break that I’d get over there to do it. But I have no issue with doing it or no issue with the show. I’m curious to see how well it does.”
If not an appearance, how about some sort of meta-reference? Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez’s daughter, Hannah, got a shout-out in the premiere for looking too old to be a teen, just like dear old mom was (Gabrielle Carteris was 29 when she played a high school sophomore).
“That’s always been the joke, how old everyone was compared to their characters,” Green laughed. “They can’t reference me in the same way. If David Silver was doing the score on ’Terminator,’ that would be something. If he was the DJ on the set of ’Terminator,’ that would be something. You really can’t cross the two that much in that way, though. It’s a fine line.”