Shannen Doherty on Playing Version of Herself in ‘BH90210,’ Honoring Luke Perry’s Memory

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Shannen Doherty on Playing Version of Herself in ‘BH90210,’ Honoring Luke Perry’s Memory
Shannen Doherty grew up in front of the camera, including early roles on “Father Murphy” and “Little House on the Prairie.” Her career was already on the rise — she was one of the “Heathers” in the dark comedy of the same name — when she took the role that elevated her to worldwide fame: Brenda Walsh on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” The show was an instant hit, and Doherty admits now that she couldn’t handle the tremendous attention that came with it. She left the series after four seasons but found more success as one of the original stars of “Charmed” (which she exited after three seasons). Now Doherty and most of her “90210” colleagues are back, but playing themselves, in Fox’s “BH90210,” which premieres Aug. 7 — five months after the death of co-star Luke Perry.

What was your initial reaction to the idea of reuniting as versions of yourselves on “BH90210”?

I said,
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