Despite having his name prominently dropped in the
latest episode of
90210 - "You're still in love with Dylan," Brenda said, referring to the father of Kelly's son -
Luke Perry is impressively sticking to his guns and fending off any offer to guest-star on the CW reboot.
During a conference call to promote his appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's Sept. 23 season premiere, Perry was asked if he would be appearing on 90210, especially given the aforementioned mention of Dylan. "They own the name and likeness," he (presumably) shrugged. Pressed to clarify his stance, he stated simply, "That would be a no."
That rebuff is in keeping with what Perry told TVGuide.com (in this video, at the 3:30 mark) more than two months ago. "When you're in the professional acting business, you have to look at all offers, but.... creatively, [playing Dylan] is something I've done before and I don't know that I'd benefit from going back and doing it again," he maintained.
On SVU, Perry plays a father accused of abusing his adopted child, while Sara Gilbert guests as a rape victim. L&Overlord Neal Baer calls the actors' respective turns "terrific," adding, "Cynthia Nixon just won the Emmy for our show for best guest star, and we've won like three out of the last four years, and their performances are just as good." - Matt Mitovich
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