Jason Priestley: A Memoir

By Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley, famous person of the long-lasting hit tv sequence Beverly Hills, 90210 and one of many greatest youngster idols of the Nineties, chronicles the highs and lows of his existence and occupation during this captivating and sincere memoir.

The hit Fox express Beverly Hills, 90210 grew to become a cultural touchstone of the Nineties and propelled its younger solid to mega-stardom, together with Jason Priestley, who performed honorable Midwestern transplant Brandon Walsh. but regardless of greater than two decades out and in of the limelight, Priestley has conscientiously maintained his privateness. during this compelling memoir, the actor, director, and race-car aficionado invitations us into his inner most international for the 1st time.

With humor, sincerity, and grace, Priestley bargains little-known information about his existence and tales of his 9 years in America’s most famed zip code. He talks candidly approximately megastar, marriage, fatherhood, and his ardour for vehicle racing. He doesn't turn away from the devastating lows—his short reformatory sentence for inebriated using and the crash on the Kentucky Speedway that just about took his existence. Priestley stocks his innermost concepts approximately lifestyles as a ’90s icon, and is going past the Brandon Walsh squeaky-clean picture, revealing the tumultuous occasions that experience formed him, and the place he unearths his maximum happiness today.

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Think the easiest manhattan condominium you could: this position used to be it. i made a decision i used to be going to make the circulate to manhattan urban. once more, now not a good thought-out determination. yet my brain was once made up. i used to be staying and that used to be that. I referred to as my enterprise supervisor and instructed him to promote my condominium in L. A. , my apartment in Montecito, every little thing. i used to be performed with L. A. you recognize that outdated asserting, “If I in simple terms knew then what i do know now”? 6–8 Wellington Quay Dublin Dublin 2 I arrived in London at the start of February, met the remainder of my forged friends, and commenced rehearsals in earnest. instantly after I arrived, John harm and his female friend, Sarah Owens, invited me to Dublin to wait the Irish style Awards, which I had by no means heard of. They have been occurring on a random Sunday evening and that i concept, Why no longer? What relatively tipped the stability used to be the opportunity to work out Andrea Corr back, from the Corrs. not just had the Corrs played on the Peach Pit After darkish, yet we’d had a truly pleasant come across the former yr on the international tune Awards and that i knew she’d be at those awards. i needed to determine her back, so I grabbed an in a single day bag and flew to Dublin, checked into U2’s lodge, the Clarence, and headed to the awards rite. where was once easily raging. every person used to be there. It was once nuts. all over the place I grew to become there have been extra recognized faces than you’d ever see on the largest occasion within the States. all of the men from U2 have been there. Mick Jagger was once there. Naomi Campbell used to be there. each scorching version on this planet, it appears, was once there. Then the entire British contingent used to be there: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and each different sizzling younger English and Irish actor. The turnout was once completely notable. those have been model awards, so all types of designers have been successful a number of honors that evening. I hadn’t learned type used to be fairly so colossal there . . . probably every person simply desired to visit Dublin for a celebration! throughout the awards intermission, lots of the viewers left their seats and milled round within the foyer. i realized Andrea status on the bar and made a beeline for her, asserting, “Hey, how are you? ” She seemed me up and down after which stated in a cold tone, “I didn’t recognize you have been going to be here,” after which seemed backpedal into her drink. i used to be stunned. “Hmm . . . good . . . ok then. goodbye. ” Suffice it to claim, she wasn’t extremely joyful to work out me in the slightest degree. ask yourself what I did to illicit that sort of reaction? Oh good . . . whilst the awards have been over, all people headed again to the Clarence. Sarah, who was once Irish, it seems that knew each individual from her domestic nation and brought me to the blokes from U2 . . . our hosts, because it have been, as we have been all staying of their resort. They have been very low-key, cool men. We have been all ingesting in somebody’s room whilst Sarah grabbed my arm and we raced to the elevator, headed upstairs to a really excessive flooring, and a few humans right into a large suite. And there, correct in entrance of me, have been Mick Jagger and Jerry corridor lounging on a mattress, passing a joint from side to side. Mick’s jewellery fashion designer daughter, Jade, was once wandering out and in in addition to a few different creative/design-type humans.

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