ExclusiveGabrielle Carteris Gushes Over ‘BH90210’ Family and Says They’ll Pay Homage to the Late Luke Perry
Mark your calendars. Gabrielle Carteris dished about the highly anticipated new series, BH90210, and revealed what a nostalgic experience it’s been reuniting with her costars. The actress said they recently met up to shoot their promos for the first time.
“We haven’t started shooting yet, I just today, received our first script,” Gabrielle, 58, exclusively revealed to Closer at the panel for Geena Davis’ This Changes Everything documentary held at the Bentonville Film Festival on May 8. “And I was laughing so that’s good. It’s really wild, it was wild.”
“We shot our promos for the first time last week, everybody together. I miss Luke [Perry], so that was really noted but it was wild. I felt like time, I’m older. And I felt the memories of what it was like to be on the show in the beginning so, I’m excited. I’m excited,” the star said about the reboot.
Gabrielle became a household name while playing Andrea Tuckerman on the first five seasons of the ‘90s drama. In the wake of Luke’s death, the stars have turned to each other for support.
“You know, I was negotiating, I was cheering the negotiations part of one our larger contracts for commercials when he passed and I flew back to L.A. and we all been really taking care of each other,” the actress told Closer. “I had the cast come to my house and then we’ve just been talking about it and sharing moments and we will dedicate this story to him, you know? We love Luke and it was really hard.”
As fans may recall, Luke, who played Dylan McKay, tragically died at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke. When asked if they’ll address his passing on the show, Gabrielle revealed, “We don’t want to go and make a success out of the show based on that so we’ll definitely tilt our head to that, but I think that we don’t want to go and in any way try to glorify that to make our show successful. And I don’t think Luke would want that. So, we’re going to do it in a very respectful way.”
The cast of 90210 has managed to stick together for so many years and fans are thrilled to see what’s ahead. “It’s family, right? We started together,” Gabrielle said. “I might have been older but we really all started, our lives changed in that moment of 90210. And so, it’s a part of family. That’s what it is. I have to say I feel honored and blessed and excited about this right now.”
The original stars will play “heightened” versions of themselves in the new series, BH90210, which will premiere on Fox Wednesday, August 7, at 9 p.m. ET.