Mark-Paul Gosselaar Says He Hasn't Spoken to His 'Saved by the Bell' Co-Star Dustin Diamond in 25 Years
By Antoinette Bueno
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar hasn't kept in touch with his Saved by the Bell co-star, Dustin Diamond.
The 44-year-old actor appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Tuesday, where a viewer asked him when he had last spoken to Diamond.
"1994," Gosselaar said with a laugh as Cohen also chuckled. "It's the truth. I'm not making anything up."
Saved by the Bell: The College Years -- which starred both Gosselaar and Diamond as well as original Saved by the Bell cast members Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen -- was canceled after just one season in 1994.
"It is negative -- that I must say. Everything I've heard about his book is that it is negative, and I don't remember those things because my experience on the show was very positive," Gosselaar said.
" ... When people say, 'Oh you don't like talking about it,' it's like, 'No, I don't mind talking about it, it's just that I don't remember,'" he added. "But also everything I do remember was extremely positive. We still have friendships from it."
As for Meyer, he wasn't so kind toward Diamond.
"This guy's such a d*ck," Meyer said bluntly. "I don't know Dustin at all, but everything I read ... the Dustin Diamond thing is just so silly. It's so negative, and it always bums me out. I know everybody from the show … I know Elizabeth [Berkley], Tiffani [Thiessen], Mario [Lopez] and everyone has nothing but awesome things to say about that, except for Dustin, and I'm like, 'That might be you, bro.'"
“They kinda liked each other a bit,” Alonzo recalled of the show's central couple, adding that there was “absolutely” some real-life chemistry between the co-stars. “They liked each other a lot. It was very cute. It was hand-holding and looking over.”