Last year it was announced that reboot of the classic sitcom “Saved By The Bell,” was coming to NBC’s new streaming service. Most of the original cast members are on board to reprise their roles, however, one person who has not been asked to return is Lark Voorhies, who portrayed the role of Lisa Turtle.
Lark recently appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show,” and while discussing her mental health, she was asked about her thoughts on not being asked to return to the show.
She read from one of her journal entries and said, “I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the Saved by the Bell reunion, as well as other cast members events. Yet, of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision. With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful.”
According to Deadline, Lark was also shown photos of her former “Saved By The Bell” castmates at reunion dinners and asked her how she felt about seeing them and not being included in these dinners. She responded and said she felt “empowered” and also that her former castmates had the right to reunite, but expressed her interest in wanting to be included.
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech Powers on the sitcom is also not a part of the reunion.
As we previously reported, based on the synopsis, the series reboot will “explore what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris (Mark Gosselaar) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state — including Bayside High.”
Check out what Lark Voorhies had to say below:
"I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt."
"Saved by the Bell" star Lark Voorhies joins me Wednesday to discuss her mental health, as well as her feelings about not being included in an upcoming reboot of the show. pic.twitter.com/mLYQ4aRpoF
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) February 18, 2020
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