”Saved by the Bell” is working on a reboot, and some of the original cast members will not be in attendance. Lark Voorhies, who rose to fame as Lisa Marie Turtle in the NBC sitcom, will not be one of the characters gracing the halls at Bayside High School when the show premieres this year.
In an interview Voorhies did with Dr. Oz, one set to air on Feb. 19, the star opened up about feeling hurt because she was not asked to be a part of the project.
She said, “I have to admit I feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of ‘The Saved by the Bell’ reunion as well as other cast members events, yet, of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have placed a major part in that factual decision. With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful.”
The former teen sensation suffers from a string of mental health issues. According to People magazine, Voorhies’s mother said her daughter suffered from bipolar disorder. While the superstar denied being bipolar, her mother believed her mental health started to decline after she divorced actor Miguel Coleman in 2004.
Despite claims of her being bipolar, the 1990s star opened up to Dr. Oz in her tell-all interview about hearing voices in her head. She explained to the doctor that the voices in her head are always competing against each other and it just goes “on and on.”
Fans noticed the star’s irrational behavior when she married music producer Jimmy Green in a chapel in Las Vegas. The pair met on Facebook and her then-husband wore jeans and a short sleeved button-up shirt to the wedding. Many people speculated she was on drugs, but fans now know she was dealing with mental health issues. The pair divorced, but Voorhies’s mother made comments saying her former husband took advantage of her mental health issues.
According to USA Today, other cast members also were not asked to join the reboot. Mark Paul Gosselarr, who played Zacahary Morris, as well as his on-screen wife Tiffani Thiessen, who played Kelly Kapowski will not be returning to the show.
The premiere date of the “Saved by the Bell” reboot has not been announced.