For some actors, the harshest critics might be under their own roof.
Tiffani Thiessen’s 12-year-old daughter, Harper, recently ran through the entirety of her mom’s show “Saved by the Bell” and didn’t exactly love it.
“I wasn’t sticking around to watch it half the time, but every now and then I would come in after she watched a couple (episodes) and I’d be like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s crazy, I remember that!’” Thiessen said in an interview with Scary Mommy. “And she’d laugh, like, ‘Mom, this is kind of a dumb show.”
Mom couldn’t help but agree with daughter.
“I went, ‘You’re right.’ The programming was very different back then. It’s not as smart as it is now,” Thiessen told TODAY.
The former Kelly Kapowski did have praise for Tracey Wigfield, who created Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” revival, which ran for two seasons in 2020 and 2021.
“Tracey really created something I thought was extremely special,” Thiessen said. “She really did a great job of still giving that essence of the original, but really taking and layering the characters even deeper.”
Thiessen told TODAY while her daughter didn’t become a big “Saved by the Bell” head she did very much dig the Netflix comedy “Alexa & Katie,” which starred her mom.
“It felt more real to her,” Thiessen said.
In 2018 during an appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” Thiessen said Harper had started to watch the first season of “Saved by the Bell” but situations got a little too adult.
“When kissing started happening, I was like, ‘No, no, no. We’re done.’ I was just like, a few more years,” she said at the time.
Thiessen and husband Brady Smith are also parents of 7-year-old son Holt. No word on if he has started watching “Saved by the Bell” yet.
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