Ashlee Simpson-Wentz on Melrose Place Role: Iâ€™d Always Rather Play the Bitch!
Some of the cast members may be the same, but the drama is all-new on tonight's season premiere of Melrose Place, according to cast members Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Thomas Calabro and Laura Leighton.
"Itâ€™s like a new show," Calabro, who played Dr. Michael Mancini on the original '90s series, told Usmagazine.com at the CW's Upfront Press Day. (Watch a clip above). "At the same time, I get to bring back a character I loved and had a lot of fun with. Iâ€™m looking forward to him being older and wiser and more handsome."
Agrees Laura Leighton, who plays landlord Sydney: "There will be plenty of opportunities to find out who really has a dark side underneath -- every character has the potential. Thereâ€™s a bit of gray in everyone."
In the meantime, Simpson-Wentz is eager to introduce her character, Violet, to viewers for the first time.
"None of us really know if weâ€™re going to be the good girl or the bad girl, so weâ€™ve all got life decisions to make," Simpson-Wentz says of her character. "But I'd always rather [play the] bitch!"