Maintenance work – We met the unforgettable Brandon Walsh during the Monte Carlo TV Festival last June.
It is elegance in itself. His shirt, which shows off his biceps, matches his icy blue eyes and starts the conversation with: honored ‘, in French ‘Please!’ The Monte Carlo Television Festival special guest, whose jury chaired in 2016, Jason Priestley, in his early fifties, knows how to put everyone else at ease. His whole face takes us back to the old days of the show Beverly Hills The phenomenon of television series that revealed it to the whole world. He is now an actor, director and producer. an interview.
TV Magazine. Does it bother you that people will always point out Brandon Walsh about you?
Jason Priestley. – Certainly not, it’s a huge part of my career and the show has been an international phenomenon that made television history. Few people can boast of having such an experience. she was ” game changer For me and for the TV industry.
Do you happen to look Beverly Hills?
My kids watch episodes from time to time, we watch them together because I feel like they especially want to make fun of me or the series! Anyway, it’s pretty dated as a youth series, isn’t it?
with the parties that Beverly HillsDid you stay closer?
Brian Austin Green (David Silver) and Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders). they are my friends.
Why do you think some of the actors in Beverly HillsStruggled to bounce back after the streak ended?
I can only speak for myself, but that’s a very good question. As far as I’m concerned, after the end Beverly HillsI immediately said to myself that I should not rest from my laurels, and that I should rejoice in my bad reputation. I always tried to get other roles, especially ones that would take me out of my comfort zone to continue growing as an actor.
“Reboot concept Beverly Hills It was very difficult to bring, it was very risky. We knew it was going to be complicated (…) at least we tried! »
You once said that Richard Fitzpatrick, the anti-hero of your show Call me Fitz(2010-2013, available on MyCanal) Was she a favorite character in your career, why?
Richard was a fun playable character, he had no limits socially and I could play anything thanks to him. And the entire team of authors has challenged themselves to make it go above and beyond in its conduct. The entire shooting experience in this series was amazing, the whole team was great and we were shooting in an unknown location in Nova Scotia Canada in a small town. It made me feel like I was in a summer theater training for three months where we were acting and being creative.
How did you face the fact that restart Beverly Hills(available on myTF1) didn’t have a second season, it’s a shame…
Oh did you like it? You are one of the few who appreciated it, thank you! (Laughter) Beverly Hills: BH90210 She was absolutely “dead” (The actors played a fake real version of themselves as they filmed a new version of Beverly Hillsway mise en abyme, Ed) But, in fact, the concept was very difficult to realize, it was very risky. We knew it was going to be complicated. We spent a lot of time writing the pilot episode together and I have a feeling that when we started production, no one had an accurate view of the rest of the episodes, and what we were going to achieve. channel thought. String, that’s the idea! The studios had another idea, the actors too and the writers too! Suddenly too many versions of the series appeared on the table. It’s a shame because it was so much fun. At least we tried. It was fun. Some fans understood what we were doing and loved it, and some just wanted to replay Playing classic old school with Peach Pit, etc.
Do you think there will be another attempt to restart Beverly HillsWith all the original cast?
We, I don’t think so! (Laughter)