Beverly Hills, 90210 was one of the most popular teen dramas during the ’90s. Although it had a slow start, it quickly became one of Fox’s top shows and turned a number of actors like Luke Perry, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Jason Priestley into icons seemingly overnight. Spanning a whopping 10 seasons, the show followed a group of friends living in star-studded Beverly Hills as they made their way through high school, then college and into the adult world, while tackling a lot of important issues like racism, suicide and teen pregnancy. It’s been 18 years since the show ended, but it still lives on in the hearts of many fans! Here’s a look at 10 interesting behind the scenes secrets from Beverly Hills, 90210.
10. Luke Perry Got Lucky
If it were up to the Fox network, Luke Perry would have never made it past his initial two-episode arc on Beverly Hills, 90210. He originally auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but he ended up with the role of Dylan McKay, a part he held from 1990 to 1995 and again from 1998 to 2000. Luckily for Perry, executive producer Aaron Spelling loved him. In fact, he liked him so much he paid out of his own pocket for the young actor to appear on the show.