For the third time, Entertainment Weekly has compiled a collection of our favorite actors from our favorite TV shows past for a little pop culture nostalgia. The issue contains ten casts back together for a photo shoot and quick blurb. And as a special treat, fans of Clueless, Arrested Development and Melrose Place are in for a special treat with three, limited edition covers of their own available for purchase.
With the cast of Arrested Development about to debut 10, brand new episodes on Netflix, its fair to say that the Bluths are back; at least, for a limited time anyways. Portia de Rossi explained to EW what it was like to be back and working together.
“We all walked onto the set and we just sat around and stared at each other, and it was surreal. Everybody looked exactly the same and they acted exactly the same, both in character and in between takes. Body language was the same, the same old jokes, the same old eye rolls. It was really amazing.” I personally cannot wait to check out these new episodes. Check out the other limited edition covers below.
The high school satire may have evolved into a coming-of-age classic, but not every cast-member was immediately smitten with their character. Alicia Silverstone recounts her first impression of Cher: “I thought, ‘Who is this girl?’ I had nothing in common with her at all. I thought she was a materialistic, annoying little bitch.” She and co-star Donald Faison also admit that they didn’t immediately get most of the now-famous slang in the film. Says Faison: “I had no idea what the hell I was saying. What the f— is a ‘Monet’? What’s ‘going postal’ mean? And when they explained to me what it meant, I thought, ‘That’s really messed up!’”
An extensive oral history traces the nighttime soap from casting to full phenom explosion. Courtney Thorne-Smith discusses Heather Locklear’s impact on the show: “We did great at first, and then not so great, and it didn’t get great again until Heather came on. That’s when the show really took off. She brought a lot of life to it. The show had been about eight kids trying to make it. When Heather came in, the show became this soap about crazy things happening — love triangles, relationships, drama!”
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