Shannen Doherty claimed that she had another project in the works and that’s why she couldn’t stay on CW’s 90210 remake beyond her initial four episode commitment. The truth is that she wasn’t wanted back after she showed major attitude and tried to rewrite her lines, reports the Enquirer. In the end, producers decided she was more trouble than she was worth and she got canned:
Fourteen years after she was fired from “Beverly Hills, 90210” for bad behavior, the show’s given Shannen Doherty the boot again!
The producers of the new “90210” originally wanted Shannen, 37, to appear for the entire season, but the Enquirer learned she was so difficult on the set that producers gave her the heave-ho as soon as they could…
“She argued with people, hated some of the scripts, and wanted things done her way. She pranced around the set like she owned it and often ordered changes in her dialogue, which cost time and money.
“After the first taping, the brass decided she just wasn’t worth the hassle.”
Many of the cast and crew did not like working with her, according to the insider, and as The Enquirer reported recently, “90210’s” rising young star Shenae Grimes clashed with her immediately.
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, September 28, 2008]
It seemed like Doherty has changed since her first stint on 90210, but if this report is true she’s just about the same.
Mild 90210 spoiler for a past episode follows
This week it was revealed on the show that Dylan McKay from the first series – played by Luke Perry- was the father of single mom Kelly Taylor’s four year old son. Jennie Garth, who plays guidance counselor Kelly, is one of the staples from the initial show and has signed on for additional episodes.
There was speculation that Perry and old costar Jason Priestley, who played Brandon Walsh, might revise their roles too. Luke Perry has ruled out an appearance however, and Priestley has also declined, according to sources quoted by E! Online. Perry has an upcoming guest role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and has starring roles in two smaller films out later this year. Priestley has been doing television work and also has a smaller film coming out. They’re both probably hoping to distance themselves from the roles which made them famous in the 90s.
Shannen Doherty is shown outside The Late Show on 9/4/08. Credit: RAM/Fame