Aired August 18, 2014
90210 fans probably remember this former teen dream as Brandon Walsh - the one and only Jason Priestly is here for the first time with stories from the hit TV series! When he tells Rach he was actually 21 when he began on the show, playing a 15 year old, she asks what it was like to be back in high school with all of his beautiful co-stars. “We were filming in a real high school,” explains Jason. “But not so sweet to be 21 and have a bunch of like 15 and 16 year old girls that thought you were 15 or 16 – not so cool!” Surprisingly, he explains that the show had a rocky start, and its popularity took the cast and crew by surprise.
Back in that era he also had a roommate who everyone now knows - Brad Pitt! What was it like? Jason recalls a funny memory from Christmas of 1989 – he and his friends (Brad Pitt included) exchanged gifts for Christmas. Since everyone was trying to be cool at the time, common gifts to give were bottles of liquor and cartons of cigarettes. But Brad Pitt had just returned from his trip to Missouri and gave everyone bibles with their names embossed in them! Jason says he still has it at home on his bookshelf.