Tiffani Thiessen may have torn up plenty of hearts as the bad girl Valerie Malone from “Beverly Hills, 90210” or the cheerleader Kelly Kapowski in “Saved by the Bell,” but the actress is now keeping busy in the kitchen.
The teen star-turned-TV pinup has achieved unprecedented success in the culinary industry since becoming famous in Hollywood. The 43-year-old mother of two not only started a lifestyle blog for families, but she also stars in “Dinner at Tiffani’s” on the Cooking Channel, where she offers her cherished recipes.
In an interview with Fox News, Thiessen discussed how “Saved by the Bell” inspired her passion of cooking and what’s ahead for her:
Is it accurate to say that while travelling for “Saved by the Bell,” you fell in love with cooking?
It was included, according to Tiffani Thiessen. I grew up in a household where the ladies were all the cooks. My mother, aunt, and grandmother were all in the kitchen when I was a young child, but I wanted to be with them. They also appeared to be enjoying themselves while cooking together.
My love of cooking undoubtedly had its start there when I was old enough to take part in it. And as I grew older, it grew a little bit more… and yes, travelling across the country for “Saved by the Bell” was undoubtedly involved.
How do you get along with the other members of the “Saved by the Bell” cast?
I speak with Elizabeth [Berkley],” said Thiessen. She is not someone I see as frequently. Actually, I don’t get to see as many people as I’d like to. But because I started a few years before she did, we are still in close contact whenever she has a parenting question over the phone or by text. It’s a programme that played a significant role in my formative years and has a personal meaning for me.
Kelly Kapowski has developed into a s-x icon. What are your current thoughts on the character?
Thiessen: I don’t have any strange or negative feelings regarding the programme because I have such wonderful recollections of it. I do consider it to be flattering. It makes me laugh because when I look at it, I think, “Oh my god, that was so long ago.” But like anything else, I simply believe it to be a passing trend. It won’t last forever, in my opinion. I understand it won’t last forever.
What happened to those renowned jeans, asked Fox News?
Thiessen: I believe, but I could be mistaken, that I still have a pair of Levi’s from that era.