Shannen Doherty talks challenges of working on BH90210 amid remission in cancer battle: 'I have a tunnel vision mentality'
BH90210 star Shannen Doherty says she's grateful and optimistic working on the reboot amid her remission in her battle with breast cancer, and how she's accepting the changes that have come with it.
The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Brenda Walsh on the hit 90s series, told People Thursday that workdays have 'taken a toll' and left her 'exhausted' at times, as she stays focused.
'When I'm at work, I have a tunnel vision mentality ... I'm trying to figure out how to accept who I am now,' she said, later adding, 'I'm never going to be the size I used to be. Some of my meds that I'm on keep zapping the collagen out of me, so I'm never going to have a wrinkle-free face. I'm critical of myself. But there are some things you can't fight.'
The latest: BH90210 star Shannen Doherty, 48, says she's grateful and optimistic working on the reboot amid her remission in her battle with breast cancer. She was snapped in LA earlier this month
The reboot of the 90s Fox hit comes less three years after Doherty underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation in the life-threatening health battle, as she was first diagnosed with cancer in March of 2015, and was declared cancer-free in April of 2017.
'I'm trying to figure out how to accept who I am now,' said the actress, who said she remains optimistic amid the remission period.
'I don't think you're ever on the other side,' she said. 'I don't think about the fact that I'm in remission. I look at it like I'm lucky to be alive every minute, every second of the day.'
She opened up about the physical toll she's endured amid the battle: 'The funny thing with cancer is that once you're no longer on chemo or radiation, people think you're fine, that you bounce back. But what they don't realize is that your body has been through something so incredibly difficult that your body never fully bounces back.'
Brave: Doherty, seen in November of 2016, underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation in the life-threatening health battle
Grateful: Doherty said she's 'trying to be kinder to' herself and more accepting as she tries 'to live each day as an amazing, precious gift that [she's] been given'
Return: (L-R) Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Doherty, Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green play amplified versions of themselves in the reboot
Doherty noted how she took good care of herself and 'came out of it in as good of condition ... somebody could be in.'
Doherty said she's 'trying to be kinder to' herself and more accepting as she tries 'to live each day as an amazing, precious gift that [she's] been given.
BH90210 airs on Fox at 8/7c Wednesdays.