Why Her New Netflix Show Alexa & Katie Gave Tiffani Thiessen Saved By a Bell Flashbacks

Tiffani Thiessen might be best famous for personification proud cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on Saved by a Bell and Peach Pit After Dark co-owner Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210, though now she’s taken on a purpose of mom both on- and off-screen.

In a Netflix comedy Alexa Katie, Thiessen plays a mom of Alexa (Paris Berelc), a high schooler fighting cancer.

“This isn’t something we would routinely put together,” a real-life mom to daughter Harper, 7, and son Holt, 2, tells PEOPLE of a sitcom rebellious depot illness. “But it’s really not a required show.”

Thiessen with Berelc on Alexa amp; Katie

As a pretension suggests, a array centers on Alexa’s loyalty with her best crony Katie (Isabel May) as a cancer-stricken beginner struggles with chemotherapy and a ups and downs of high school.

“Their attribute is really supportive,” a singer says. “It’s this day and age right now in a whole women empowerment [movement] and creation certain that you’re ancillary any other; it’s really most that relationship, only in a younger place.”

Thiessen, however, didn’t have a “normal” high propagandize knowledge given she started behaving as a teenager. “I was tutored all by high school,” a California local recalls. “I never went to a high propagandize prom. we went to a youth high prom, though we never had a high propagandize prom. It was all feign and on TV.”

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A propagandize dance stage during a finish of Alexa Katie gave Thiessen a shot to retrieve a experience. Working with Berelc, 19, and May, 20, also brought her behind to that time during a commencement of her career.

“It’s felt a small flashback-y to me since of saying these girls do what we did 30 years ago,” a Dinner during Tiffani’s host, 44, reveals. “It’s been a lot of that.”

Thiessen given her visitor costars some tips, as well. “I give recommendation to anybody who asks,” she says. “I don’t evangelise it, we only give it when they ask, and they’ve asked. But it’s also a opposite time, too, so if they come and ask me about amicable media, I’m not going to have any assistance for them!”

Thiessen and Smith with Harper and Holt

While her possess children with her husband, actor Brady Smith, are still a few years off from texting and tweeting, her kids, generally Harper, associated to Thiessen’s latest project.

“She came to roughly each singular taping,” Thiessen says of her firstborn. “She came after propagandize each Friday and would literally get insane when we told her she had to go home and she couldn’t finish examination a rest of a taping until 10 during night. I’m like, ‘No, time for bed!’ She desired it.”

All 13 episodes of Alexa Katie launch Friday on Netflix.