This Week's Cover: The casts of 'Arrested Development', 'Clueless' and more get back together in the Reunions Issue!
Are you ready for your yearly dose of pop-culture nostalgia? Entertainment Weekly‘s third annual Reunions Issue brings together ten of your favorite TV and movie casts, from The Larry Sanders Show to Breaking Away. To top it off, fans of Arrested Development, Melrose Place, and Clueless can celebrate their pop-culture favorites with special collector’s edition covers, which are available to buy individually. Here’s a sampling of what to expect:
Clueless: The high school satire may have evolved into a coming-of-age classic, but not every cast-member was immediately smitten with their character. Alicia Silverstone recounts her first impression of Cher: “I thought, ‘Who is this girl?’ I had nothing in common with her at all. I thought she was a materialistic, annoying little bitch.” She and co-star Donald Faison also admit that they didn’t immediately get most of the now-famous slang in the film. Says Faison: “I had no idea what the hell I was saying. What the f— is a ‘Monet’? What’s ‘going postal’ mean? And when they explained to me what it meant, I thought, ‘That’s really messed up!'”
Arrested Development: The Bluths are back (well, almost)! With the series returning for at least 10 new episodes that will debut on Netflix run this spring, the cast (who slipped into Renaissance-era costumes for their EW photo shoot) reveal what it was like to work together again. “We all walked onto the set and we just sat around and stared at each other, and it was surreal,” says Portia de Rossi. “Everybody looked exactly the same and they acted exactly the same, both in character and in between takes. Body language was the same, the same old jokes, the same old eye rolls. It was really amazing.”
Melrose Place: An extensive oral history traces the nighttime soap from casting to full phenom explosion. Courtney Thorne-Smith discusses Heather Locklear’s impact on the show: “We did great at first, and then not so great, and it didn’t get great again until Heather came on. That’s when the show really took off. She brought a lot of life to it. The show had been about eight kids trying to make it. When Heather came in, the show became this soap about crazy things happening — love triangles, relationships, drama!”
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For more exclusive photos and interviews with these reunited casts, pick up this week’s Entertainment Weekly, or buy the issue here.
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