Jennie Garth: ‘I Wasn’t Too Big’ on Rejoining 90210

Jennie Garth: ‘I Wasn’t Too Big’ on Rejoining 90210
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09/02/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT

She may be gearing up for a new stint on the new 90210 (9 p.m. ET, The CW), but Jennie Garth wasn't initially excited about reprising her role as Kelly Taylor.

"First I wasn’t too big on the idea," Garth told Ryan Seacrest during an interview Tuesday on his KISS-FM radio show. "It took me a while to settle in with it."

What changed her mind?

"So many are so dedicated to that show," she said. "If they're going to do a new show, I wanted to be there for the old fans of the original show. . . I just thought the fans would really like it."

Of course fans are clamoring to hear how Garth and Shannen Doherty, the only other original 90210 cast member to return, are getting along on set. While the two famously feuded in the past, they have moved forward, Garth explains. "It's so funny because everyone made such a big deal about us getting back together," she said. "But it was pretty silly if you step back and look at it. That was so long ago . . . It definitely has to be water under the bridge or else you haven’t gone everywhere in your life.

"We just really tried to come into it with a positive, fresh perspective," she continued.

While the two are the only original cast members attached to the new project, Garth hints that others may soon follow. (At one point, Tori Spelling said she was considering returning.) When pressed by Seacrest about specifics … the deejay asked if Jason Priestley would be back … Garth offered a promising hint.

"I think it might happen," she said.

Still, she cautioned, the new 90210 is not about nostalgia.

"If it's all the original cast members returned, that's a different show," Garth told Seacrest. "Once it gets going will really start to relate to these new characters."

Garth says working with the new bunch has been refreshing … and even a bit daunting at first.

"It makes me feel kind of old," Garth said, laughing. "But they're all big fans of the original 90210. They've of course watched all the shows on DVD. They've all been really sweet and excited." --Brian Orloff

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