Jennie Garth is looking back at her time starring as Kelly Taylor on Beverly Hills, 90210, and revealed that one of the biggest things she learned from the set was how to compete with other girls.
“I think as a young girl…[the show] brought out a super competitive part of me being in that environment of being judged because of my looks or how I looked in an outfit,” Jennie shared on the episode.
She added that “It was just a different day and age and it gave us young girls a lot of mixed messages. I, for many years, struggled with [it].”
Jennie also admitted that she felt “threatened” by her costars at the time.
“If I’m honest, I think [the show] kind of taught me to be threatened by other girls be threatened by other women [and] be more competitive because I wanted our costars approval or attention,” Jennie said. “It messed with me on a deeper level and not until later in life that I kind of think it wasn’t ever about the other girls, and why did I ever make the other girls an enemy in my mind?”
She continued, “I think that Tori and I are always working through those messages as we grow older and trying to be better people and figure it all out.”
If you don’t know, these other 90210 alums also have a podcast together…