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Luke Perry wants to put his Beverly Hills, 90210 days behind him.
The actor — who rose to fame as bad-boy Dylan McKay on the Fox teen drama — told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that he wasn’t planning on watching Lifetime’s upcoming 90210 tell-all movie.
“I don’t even watch my own actual self on TV. Why would I watch [this]? No, I don’t see it happening,” he said after the Up presentation.
The actor was at TCA to support Up TV movie Welcome Home and the network’s first scripted series, Ties That Bind. In the former, he plays a struggling author who takes in a homeless mother and her children.
Perry, who still sports his famous sideburns, noted that the show — and Lifetime’s telepic — weren’t even on his radar anymore.
“Third grade, how much does that matter to you now? (Pause.) Exactly, it’s just not relevant to anything that I’m doing. Next question,” he said after noting he had no opinion on the Lifetime project.
Lifetime will air its The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story on Sunday, Oct. 3. The telepic will examine the roller-coaster ride of the teen soap’s first four seasons, drama between castmembers and producers both on- and off-set and shed light on its several near-cancelations and its subsequent rise to ratings hit and pop-culture phenomenon.
Asked why there was still a fascination about 90210 — which went on to get a reboot at The CW — Perry deadpanned: “I had really cool hair!”
Lifetime’s 90210 tell-all follows its Saved By the Bell take and is part of a roster of movies that includes “unauthorized” looks at Full House and Melrose Place.
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