Shannen Doherty appeared on the Arsenio Hall on May 15 and addressed her former Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star Jason Priestley about her in his memoir. Doherty also offered some advice for Tori Spelling.
When Arsenio Hall asked what she would say to Spelling if she were listening, actress doled out some supportive advice. “Love yourself,” said the 43-year-old actress. “We’re in a really harsh business where people tear you apart every single day. You always question yourself. You look in the mirror and you don’t see somebody beautiful. I just hope that Tori loves herself, because I think she should. She’s a beautiful girl and she needs to ignore the haters.”
Doherty knows a thing or two about people trying to tear her down. In Priestly’s upcoming memoir, the actor, who played Doherty’s twin brother Brandon Walsh on “90210,” has a number of stories that could cast a pall over the former co-star’s friendship.
“I could not believe my ears at Shannen’s very first words after she boarded,” Priestley recalls in his book of the duo’s work travels. “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.”
Priestley goes onto write, “But that was just the beginning. I looked on, becoming more uneasy by the minute as she began b**ching about the short notice and the food on board and the temperature in the cabin and everything else.”
“It was so long ago, honestly I would have to refer to the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of journals I have of every single day, taking account of everything that happened,” Doherty said. “But I don’t know. I always say that everybody had their own version of the truths and memories are very funny things.”