It’s been more than 15 years since Shannen Doherty said goodbye to “90210” and, not surprisingly, the actress is sick of the “bad girl” tag.
“I have a rep. Did I earn it? Yeah, I did. But, after awhile you sort of try to shed that rep because you’re kind of a different person,” Shannen told Parade.com. “You’ve evolved and all of the bad things you’ve done in your life have brought you to a much better place.”
The actress suggested that the same behavior that got her a “rep” in the ‘90s, would barely raise headlines if she’d been born a decade later.
“The irony is that, if I was doing the same stuff now, I wouldn’t be getting the attention. Like I never did a sex tape. I never didn’t wear panties and flash a camera,” she said. “You sort of stop and go, ‘Wow, it’s sort of what’s acceptable now.’ And, then, they always have excuses. When I made a mistake, I would admit to it. These girls don’t seem to see their own mistakes, much less learn from them.”
Although she’s survived Hollywood and the drama of behind the scenes troubles at the original “90210” that eventually led to her leaving the show in 1994, she has no advice for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan, who is currently rehabbing at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Desert, Calif.
“It’s such a horrific situation that I don’t even know what to say. I just have kind of tried to tune it out. I totally understand that it’s newsworthy, but it just seems so tragic to me,” Shannen said. “I mean, Lindsay’s dad giving a press conference at the end was just like, ‘Oh, my God.’ I’ve been acting for 29 years. My parents have never given a press conference, ever. It all seems so exploitative.”