admits she was initially uneasy about working with Shannen Doherty
again. (The two famously clashed during their 90210
heyday - and once got into a fistfight.)
But when she reunited with Doherty to shoot CW's 90210 spin-off
, she tells TV Guide
, "It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
"I'm not much of a small talker, and I don't think she is either. I was a little nervous because I hadn't seen or talked to her in 14 years,' she goes on. 'Everyone was making it out to be such a big deal that I think we both fell prey to having that affect us."
With their squabbles behind them, Garth says, "I think it will be OK. We're both grown women, both professionals. Once we were working, it felt like a good fit."
Co-star Ryan Eggold
, who plays Kelly's new beau on the series, admits "everybody was on pins and needles and sort of waiting to see how they'd react.
"They started off kind of tentative, but by the time we were five takes in, they were giggling and seemed to be reconnecting,' he says.
Garth says she wishes she could reconnect with Tori Spelling
, who recently quit the show over salary disputes
Fighting back tears, Garth tells TV Guide
, "I know Shannen probably doesn't share the feelings that I have for Tori, but I love Tori like my sister."
She says she is encouraging fans to launch a "Bring Back Donna Martin" campaign