Drew Barrymore was approached for Shannon Doherty’s replacement
Three big stars were actually offered the role of Valerie Malone before Tiffani Thiessen was cast. Drew Barrymore was initially offered the role, but turned it down to focus on her film career. Additionally, Alyssa Milano was also a strong contender for the part for a while. Thiessen was eventually given the role right after Alicia Silverstone turned down the offer to star in the teen soap opera.
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