'Saved by the Bell' Star Lark Voorhies 'Hurt' by Exclusion From Reboot

Johnny Lopez
February 19, 2020 - 6:00 am
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Lisa Turtle feels wronged.

The upcoming reboot of “Saved by the Bell” will not see the return of Lark Voorhies to the show’s ensemble and the actress is not happy about it.

The 45-year-old, who famously portrayed spoiled shopaholic Lisa Turtle on the ‘90s series, opened up on her reaction to the snub.

"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,” Voorhies told Dr. Oz. “Yet of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision.”

She added: “With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful."

Voorhies’ appearance is set to air later this week, where she will elaborate on her mental health struggles.

“It was very hard to find the right way to talk about some of the challenges that I go through on a daily basis,” Voorhies wrote on Instagram. “Please tune in this Wednesday to the Dr Oz show to learn about living with a mental disorder that many people do not understand.”

Last year, it was announced that NBC was producing a reboot of “Saved by the Bell” for their Peacock streaming service with original stars Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jesse Spanos).

Earlier this month, Lopez and Berkley were spotted in character filming the series.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played iconic character Zack Morris, will also reprise his role for three episodes of the reboot and is credited as an executive producer.

In addition to Voorhies, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, who played Zack’s girlfriend Kelly Kapowski, hasn’t officially signed on to the reboot, but is expected to appear in “some capacity,” according to TVLine.

“Saved by the Bell “originally ran from 1989 to 1993 and inspired two spin-offs, “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.”

The reboot is set to air sometime after Peacock launches in the summer.

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