Shannen Doherty had initially decided not to participate in the revival of “Beverly Hills 90210”, which will be broadcast from August 7 in the US. But – as stated at ETOnline – the actress decided to “honour the memory of Luke Perry” after his death on March 4th..
“For me – she said – it was like honouring him, his memory and that which meant for the public, the fans and all of us”. Doherty will return to play Brenda Walsh (Dylan McKay’s / Luke Perry’s first girlfriend, met in the corridors of the school) in the cult nineties series.
“I miss him: yesterday, today, tomorrow, forever. He was a silent being, a strong person, you could count on. It will not be easy to live without him”, added Doherty, who will also take part in an episode of “Riverdale”, the series in which Perry played Fred Andrews.
“For me, being Brenda was a unique, unrepeatable experience. Something I couldn’t have done twice. So going home was a big effort,” she explained. “I thought the revival would work well with or without me. For me, Brenda was something I said I wouldn’t do twice, but I did it,” she added. The first episode “will have a lot to do with his death”.