Question: How did you come up with the idea for the Mystery Girls?
Tori: I had done a Christmas movie for ABC Family and I knew they were looking for comedies and I used to be a huge fan of mysteries in the eighties and my dad’s shows and I loved Remington Steele and I just wanted to pair that with comedy.
Question: So was it automatic for Jennie to play the other part?
Tori: I was praying that she would wanna do it. And when I thought of the idea, I was like no one else could do this.
Jennie: You emailed me a very sweet letter. No pressure but, just read it. And I read it.
Question: How do you manage your schedule with your children?
Tori: It’s definitely a change of pace. And it’s the first time I’m acting away from them full time. Uh, so it’s been different. But luckily they can come to set and Jennie takes them to set and they play together, so we say we have like a job and a daycare at the same time.
Question: How do you relate to your characters in real life?
Tori: Obviously we’re different than our characters? But I think there is a part of both of us in our characters. Like the relationship we have in real life?…In real life very trusting of everyone. And I go into everything kind of full force and I don’t really take into consideration, you know, what’s going on, and our friendship, Jen always kinda steps in and protects me over the years. And I feel like that’s what Charlie and Holly are like too.
Jennie: Yeah. I’m always been like more of protector, a big sister to her since the very beginning. I’ve always been a little tougher you know? Uh, physically? [LAUGHS] You know I can, I can take care of myself.
Question: I saw next week’s episode and you have Donna and Nat from 90210 in it.
Tori: Yes. Next week’s episode is High School Mystery and it, um, kind of is a wink-wink at Donna Martin graduates and we go undercover back at my old high school, which is West Beverly. And, Nat from the Peach Pit, Joey, plays the high school principal. (This is tonight’s episode so be sure to watch.)
**During the rest of the interview questions like what type of audience do they feel is best for their show? Whether their children are interested in acting? Tori’s kids aren’t as of now and Jennie tries to steer her kids the other way from acting. We also discussed parenting, the cast, and just keeping a schedule.***