Jason Priestley’s daughter dressed as Kelly Taylor for school dance
Things that were a hit in the ’90s are making a comeback. Everything from jelly sandals to TV shows from the decade are popping up again, and this photo of Jason Priestley’s daughter dressing up as a “Beverly Hills, 90210” character serves as the perfect example of the enduring influence of the ’90s.
Priestley played Brandon Walsh in the hit TV series, and now everything’s really come full circle, because his 11-year-old daughter, Ava, is obsessed with the show.
She’s so in love with the series her dad was part of that when a ’90s themed dance rolled around at her school, she wanted to go as none other than Kelly Taylor, who is played by Jennie Garth and is Ava’s dad’s on-screen romance in the show.
Priestley’s wife posted about the moment the two “worlds collided” on Instagram:
“It’s now come full circle. This is my beautiful daughter @ava.priestley Her father is @jason_priestley from the original 90210 TV series in the 90’s. Tonight, at my daughters [sic] school, they held a 90’s theme dance for the middle schoolers. Ava just started watching old DVD’s of 90210 and absolutely [loves] it. She is totally obsessed and wanted to go as Kelly Taylor tonight. I can’t……worlds are colliding,” the mom captioned the post.
Ava is pictured wearing a “90210” shirt and a bright red lip, and we’ve gotta say, there are definitely some similarities between Ava and Garth’s character, as you can see when you scroll through these images of Garth (and fellow cast member Tori Spelling) throughout the years from her Instagram:
Of course, Ava looks a lot like her dad, too, as you can see in this photo from her Instagram:
The good news for Ava, and any other “Beverly Hills, 90210” fans out there, is that the show is getting a reboot. “BH 90210” will feature many of the same cast members, including Garth and Priestley along with Spelling, Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green. Sadly, one important cast member will be missing from the show — Luke Perry, who died in March.
The reboot has a twist: The six-episode series will be a mockumentary-style story of the actors playing themselves as well as their fictional characters from the ’90s hit.
“It’s about the characters behind the characters,” Jennie Garth told EW of “BH 90210.” “It’s inside the lives of people that lived in those shoes for those 10 years, and it’s about them coming back together.”
And if Priestley’s daughter’s fandom is any indication, a new generation of fans will be watching. Clearly, this TV series has yet to get old!