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Garth said starring on the show made her "competitive" with her female costars.
She told Tori Spelling on their "90210OMG" podcast that "it messed with me on a deeper level."
"Why did I ever make the other girls an enemy in my mind?" Garth asked.
Jennie Garth is opening up about how she felt "threatened" among the other costars on the popular 1990s TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210."
"[The show] brought out a super competitive part of me being in that environment of being judged because of my looks or how I looked in an outfit," said Garth on a recent episode of she and Tori Spelling's "90210OMG" podcast.
Garth, who played Kelly Taylor on the landmark series, revealed to Spelling, her costar on the show who played Donna Martin, that the atmosphere on set gave her a mixed message about dealing with other women their age that affected her for years.
"If I'm honest, I think [the show] kind of taught me to be threatened by other girls, be threatened by other women [and] be more competitive because I wanted our costars' approval or attention," she told Spelling.
"It messed with me on a deeper level and not until later in life that I kind of think it wasn't ever about the other girls," Garth continued. "And why did I ever make the other girls an enemy in my mind?"
Garth and Spelling reprised their "Beverly Hills" roles in the 2008-2013 spinoff "90210" and 2019 one-season-reboot "BH90210." Garth admits the competitiveness she had as a youth on the show is something she's still "working through."
In an October Instagram post, Spelling opened up about her own insecurities as a teen working on the show.
"When I started '90210' at 16 I was filled with low self confidence," Spelling wrote. "Then, internet trolls (yep we had them back then too!) called me frog and bug eyed. Being put under a microscope as a young girl in her formative years was hard. I spent years begging makeup artists on my shows and movies to please try to make my eyes look smaller. I would cry over my looks in the makeup trailer chair."
"That said. Here's me. Straight on. I love my eyes now. They make me uniquely me. And, I rarely wear sunglasses," Spelling wrote.
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