Mark-Paul Gosselaar prefers original ideas over the influx of reboots and remakes taking over Hollywood.
The “Saved by the Bell” actor will forever be attached to the beloved show, to some degree, but he has no interest in revisiting the program. “Me personally, I’m okay with never seeing a reboot ever again. I like original content,” he told The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast.
“I really appreciate what ‘Rosanne’ has done, what ‘Fuller House’ [has done]. It’s great!” Gosselaar insisted. “‘90210’ is now, I heard, for FOX but I’m okay with never seeing a reboot ever again.”
That being said, Gosselaar is open to having his mind-changed should someone offer him a “Saved by the Bell” followup. “If it was a good product that I felt wouldn’t tarnish the original product then yeah,” he said. “I’m open to hearing anything.”
Gosselaar, 45, shut down the idea that beef with co-star Dustin Diamond has anything to do with his disinterest in a “Saved by the Bell” reunion. “I’ve worked with actors that I couldn’t stand being in the room with and Dustin is not one of those people,” Gosselaar said. The two probably wouldn’t grab a beer afterwards, but “I don’t take any of that stuff personally especially when it comes to work.”
The alleged beef with Diamond stems from the infamous book Diamond wrote, Behind the Bell. “Saved by the Bell” originally ran from 1989 to 1993.