When it comes to getting nostalgic about old television shows that everyone used to watch back in the day, there are not many shows that get us reliving our youth like the hit series Saved by the Bell, which aired in the late 80s and early 90s. Now, a movie titled The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is set to air on Lifetime and young actor Dylan Everett has opened up about his portrayal of Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the project.
Everett told Collider, "I needed to be as close to Mark-Paul as possible. I needed to hit as close to the mark of his portrayal of the character as possible, simply because this was a show that was so huge and the fans of the original show expect to see Mark-Paul Gosselaar. So, the fact that they don’t have Mark-Paul Gosselaar playing Zack Morris is going to be hard enough to get past."
He added, "That will be an adjustment. So, I wanted to stick as close to his performance as possible because that’s the reminder for them. I wanted to keep as true to that as possible. Inevitably, a little piece of yourself always ends up in a performance. You can’t get away from that. You are who you are. But, I did want it to be as close to what MPG did with the character as possible."
While we will see Dylan Everett in the role of Mark-Paul Gosselaar, we will also see Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley, and Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell story will premiere on September 1 on Lifetime.