Jason Priestley Dishes on Brad Pitt, Shannon DohertyBy: Pam Wright - May 2, 2014
In a new memoir by Jason Priestley, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star recounts his years as a teen idol and the pitfalls of Hollywood superstardom.
Priestley and costars Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, and Luke Perry became instant megastars with the success of the 1990s Aaron Spelling prime time soap, and the 44-year-old actor spilled the beans on his famous friends and their experiences in his upcoming book, Jason Priestley: A Memoir, due out May 6.
Priestley reminded fans in his book that Priestley’s on-screen sister Doherty had a reputation for being a bad girl on set. Doherty wouldn’t be shocked at the revelation since she has admitted it herself.
Although she’s friends with Priestley and many of her costars now, Priestly remembers an incident that didn’t make the best impression back in 1990. FOX executives apparently sent a private jet to whisk Priestly and Doherty off to New York City for a meeting with advertisers and little Miss Thing had a few things to say about the accommodations.
“I could not believe my ears at Shannen’s very first words after she boarded,” Priestley recalls in his book. “Her butt had barely hit her seat before she said loudly to the PR person, ‘Really? A town car? You send a town car to take me to the airport, not a limo?’ She sighed a very put-upon sigh. I laughed, as I couldn’t really tell if Shannen was kidding or not.”
“But that was just the beginning. I looked on, becoming more uneasy by the minute as she began bitching about the short notice and the food on board and the temperature in the cabin and everything else,” he added.
“Just for fun, we used to have competitions over who could go the longest without showering and shaving,” Priestley writes. “Brad always won. Having to go on an audition meant cleaning up, which is what usually put an end to the streak.”
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