Mario Lopez talks ‘Saved By the Bell’ reboot success and saying goodbye to Screech – National

Mario Lopez talks ‘Saved By the Bell’ reboot success and saying goodbye to Screech – National


Mario Lopez talks about Saved By the Bell as if it’s an outdated good friend.

The actor, who’s performed lovable hunk A.C. Slater on the mild-hearted collection since the character first made an look in 1989, can concede it was a tacky Saturday morning present whereas concurrently itemizing all the groundbreaking issues about it.


Pictured L-R: Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren as Jessie Spano, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Morris and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris in ‘Saved By the Bell.’.


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The critically profitable reboot, now in its second season, has develop into one in all the uncommon remakes that hits a nerve. With upped variety, severe points to deal with and a depraved, up to date sense of humour, the new Saved By the Bell has discovered an entire new viewers and tapped into the nostalgia for watchers of the authentic.

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Lopez, together with stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Elizabeth Berkley Warren, seems all through the new collection, with Lopez and Warren’s characters persevering with the romantic thread that they had all through the ’90s.

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In Episode 1 of Season 2, the authentic solid reunites at the Max (see photograph) to say goodbye to Saved By the Bell mainstay Screech, performed by Dustin Diamond, who died earlier this 12 months.

Lopez spoke with Global News over Zoom about Diamond’s passing, the solid reunion and why he thinks this reboot, of all reveals from many years in the past, managed to resonate.

(You can watch the interview in full, high.)

New episodes of ‘Saved By the Bell’ air in Canada on Thursdays at 8 and 8:30 p.m. ET on W Network. You may stream all episodes on the W Network web site.




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