With so many of the original castmembers returning to their former ZIP code (or not, depending on the latest report), you might be wondering, “Will a revamped ‘Beverly Hills, 90210′ be any good?”
The former David Silver has the same question. When we caught up with Brian Austin Green at San Diego’s Comic-Con — where he was promoting his show, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” — we asked him what he thought about the show coming back.
“Is there a ‘90210’ booth here?” he teased. “Doesn’t matter. [Comic-Con is] not their crowd. I’m curious to see if it’s rebooted on the same level as Batman. I don’t think it’ll be up to par, but it’ll be interesting.”
Green then asked if I ever actually watched “Beverly Hills, 90210″ — “I’m interviewing you now,” he joked. Trying to be polite, I said I related to his character when he was a college radio DJ, since I was one too (although I’d have to seriously dispute his taste in music — I mean, what was up with the Season to Risk posters on the wall when he was playing hip-hop?).
“You weren’t doing crystal meth, though, were you?” he asked.
“Nope,” I freely admitted.
“Oh, that’s OK. We can’t all do crystal meth,” he laughed.
At least he has a sense of humor about the show coming back just as he’s rebuilding his career as a more serious actor. (Read about his interest in joining Christopher Nolan’s Batman series on the MTV Splash Page blog.)
“I’m curious to see what people think,” Green said. “[The new ‘90210’] could be good. Or it will suck terribly. I have a lot to look forward to. ‘Terminator’ new episodes on Mondays at 8, and new ‘90210’ on a night at a certain time. [Ed. note — that would be Tuesdays at 8 p.m.] I’ll plug both, why not? I should get paid by the other one, though.”