Debra Jo Rupp says it felt like “no time had passed” when she reunited along with her That ’70s Show co-stars.
Netflix will quickly debut That ’90s Show, a follow-up to That ’70s Show that brings again Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp as Red and Kitty Forman. They’ll be in good firm, as a lot of the unique solid of That ’70s Show make particular appearances within the spinoff as nicely. Ahead of the premiere, the two spoke with Netflix from the make-up chair about returning to their roles and reuniting with a number of solid members of That ’70s Show.
“It has been a gift. I mean, seeing all the kids come back,” Rupp says whereas holding again tears. “It was almost like no time had passed. We have like a mini-reunion every week. It’s just been amazing.”
As has been revealed within the trailer, returning legacy stars embrace Topher Grace because the Formans’ son Eric; his daughter, Callie Haverda’s Leia, is among the new stars of That ’90s Show. Other returning legacy stars embrace Laura Prepon as Donna, Ashton Kutcher as Kelso, Mila Kunis as Jackie, and Wilmer Valderrama as Fez. Smith additionally shared his ideas on working with the unique solid members once more on That ’90s Show, suggesting that there is a good cause that they are known as the “legacy” stars.
“They don’t call them ‘legacy’ for nothing,” he says. “They just want to make sure we’re not messing everything up. But they’ve been extremely encouraging about the whole thing.”
A New Gang Hangs Out within the Old Basement in That ’90s Show
The legacy stars will make appearances, however That ’90s Show will primarily comply with Smith and Rupp joined by a brand new solid of characters. Hanging out in the identical outdated basement are Callie Haverda as Leia Forman, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen Runck, Mace Coronel as Jay Kelso, Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate Runck, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, and Sam Morelos as Nikki.
“I instantly loved the kids,” Rupp explains. “I have to say that I instantly loved them. I was very impressed, very impressed.”
On how the brand new gang impacts Red’s life within the 90s, Smith provides, “He thinks he wants to be retired, but at the same time he doesn’t, because he really does like the life that these kids have brought back into his house – but he won’t admit it, because he’s stubborn in his own way.”
That ’90s Show will premiere on Netflix on Jan. 19, 2023. You can view the official trailer under.