Shannen Doherty Responds to Priestley Tell-all
Doherty starred alongside Priestley, Spelling and Luke Perry on the original Beverly Hills 90210 series in the 1990s.
“Back in the day,” said Hall to Doherty, “there was always stuff on my card about who you were battling with. They would say you’re battling with Tori, you’re battling with Jason, you’re battling with Luke’s pig. Remember, Luke had a pig?” Doherty, responded with a laugh, “I mean, I only met it once. It didn’t like me, I guess, but I hear it’s writing a memoir! Can’t wait for that!”
The 43-year-old actress was referring to Priestley’s memoir and a story he told in the book of an interesting episode he had with Doherty on a private jet.
“I could not believe my ears at Shannen’s very first words after she boarded,” Priestley wrote 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.”
Doherty took a let’s-let-bygones-be-bygones approach in responding to Hall’s questions about the infamous plane ride.
“It was so long ago,” she said. “I always say that everyone has their own version of the truth, and memories are very funny things.”
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The actress also chatted about Spelling’s current marital woes, which is on display for the world to see each week on Lifetime’s True Tori. Admitting she tunes in to the reality show, Doherty said each episode leaves her slightly shocked.
“Wow, it’s just all out there!” Doherty said.
“She is baring her soul and I think that everybody has their process of what’s cathartic for them in how to deal with something, and this might be hers,” she said of her co-star.
“My heart does break for her,” Doherty continued. “It breaks for anybody that’s in that situation. I mean, that’s pretty awful and I certainly hope everything works out for the best. And in meantime, it’s making for some amazing TV. I just hope that Tori loves herself. She’s a beautiful girl and she needs to ignore the haters.”
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