Mark-Paul Gosselaar Sends His Apologies to Your Childhood: Zack Morris Was Not a Natural Blonde!

Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris on Saved by the Bell
Gasp! Mark-Paul Gosselaar revealed that his Saved by the Bell character, Zack Morris, was not in fact a natural blonde on The Tonight Show on Sept. 29; watch the video here Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

You hear that? That’s the sound of a million hearts breaking upon discovering that Saved by the Bell‘s Zack Morris was not a natural blonde!

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Indeed, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Morris on the beloved ’90s series, revealed that his character’s famous flaxen tresses were nothing but a bottle job while chatting with host Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on September 29, 2015. Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

“My mother is from Indonesia. My mother is this tiny little Indonesian woman! People don’t know this: Zack Morris is half-Asian,” Gosselaar, 41, told Fallon. “That’s why the hair, the blonde hair, was dyed for all those years.”

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The NYPD Blue alum added, “People think, ‘Oh, that’s your natural hair color.’ It was not. That was color by Clairol. That is not natural, guys, you can see the brown going through!”

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But, think about it: Zack Morris with his natural, chocolate-hued hair. (Yep, still sexy.)

For more of Gosselaar’s Saved by the Bell secrets (including who inspired Zack’s ever-changing ‘dos), watch the video below!

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