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That ’90s Show Cast Discuss Netflix Series



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That 90s Show. (L to R) Sam Morelos as Nikki, Mace Coronel as Jay, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen Runck, Callie Haverda as Leia Forman, Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate, Reyn Doi as Ozzie in episode 101 of That 90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix  2022Picture Supply: Netflix

The kids of “That ’90s Present” might hand around in the identical basement the place the “That ’70s Present” crew spent many a summer time night time in a smoky circle, however they’re undoubtedly forging their very own paths. The Netflix spinoff, which premiered on Jan. 19, stars a recent solid that features Callie Haverda, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Acee Donovan, Reyn Doi, Sam Morelos, and Ashley Aufderheide, in addition to “That ’70s Present” originals Kurtwood Smith (Red) and Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty).

The present follows Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna’s (Laura Prepon) teenage daughter, Leia (Haverda), as she navigates coming of age and making new buddies within the actual place the place her dad and mom fell in love so a few years in the past. However regardless of the similarities between the sitcoms, the younger “That ’90s Present” solid are set on paving their very own manner.

“Every of us are our personal characters,” Haverda tells POPSUGAR. “None of us try to be copies.” Although Haverda’s Leia seems to have inherited some parts of her dad — together with his awkward attraction (although no teenager ever needs to confess they may be something like their dad and mom) — her character may be very a lot her personal particular person and decided to individuate and expertise life on her phrases.

Leia’s need for independence, considerably paradoxically, drives her to observe in her dad and mom’ footsteps by residing together with her grandparents, Pink and Kitty, for the summer time. There, she meets a number of latest buddies, which embody Jay Kelso (Coronel), the jokester son of none apart from Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and his now-wife, Jackie (Mila Kunis). Kunis and Kutcher, like lots of their “That ’70s Present” costars, do make cameos on the show, together with Prepon, Grace, Rupp, and Smith, in addition to different alums like Wilmer Valderrama (Fez), Don Stark (Bob Pinciotti), Timmy Chong (Leo), and Jim Rash (Fenton), who all have their very own particular moments on the spinoff designed to fulfill any nostalgic fan.

In an effort to bridge the hole between the unique solid and that of “That ’90s Present,” the older castmates took time to encourage the brand new era of their spinoff. “They have been all very welcoming. They welcomed us into their household,” says Donovan, who performs well-intentioned jock Nate. Morelos, who performs clever, formidable Nikki, provides, “They’re very supportive of this new era of Level Place children. It is actually, actually inspiring to see this previous solid raise us up and assist us in that manner.”

Doi, who performs the sharp-tongued Ozzie, says, “We’re all distinctive, and everybody has their very own particular moments with the unique solid. They have been all the time by our aspect. It did not matter in the event that they have been solely coming for that week or in the event that they have been solely coming a pair instances within the season. They have been all the time actually supportive.”

The “That’70s Present” solid go away behind a memorable legacy, however in keeping with Morelos, moving into their basement would not essentially imply they’re moving into their shadow. “I believe it is extra stepping beside them,” she says. It additionally means stepping right into a courageous new world filled with flannels, Alanis Morissette, and ’90s dances, which Donovan says are his favourite pattern of the last decade.

Regardless of their recent characters and time interval, the brand new Level Place crew hope to inherit some parts from the unique “That ’70s Present” solid. “I believe the chemistry that they’d in ‘That ’70s Present’ the place all of the characters collectively actually bonded — that is what we needed to have,” says Aufderheide, who performs the spirited, Morissette-loving Gwen (who additionally occurs to dwell in Donna’s previous home subsequent to Pink and Kitty’s). “All of us get alongside rather well in actual life. We needed that to flourish onscreen, whereas being our personal genuine characters.”

“That ’90s Present” is now streaming on Netflix.