Kobe Bryant Was Reportedly Set To Film For “The Saved By The Bell Reboot” Days Before His Death
Josie Totah and Alycia Pascual-Peña have revealed that the American professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant was set to film for the Saved by the Bell reboot days before his death. The details about the surprising news was discussed in Today’s all-new episode, “Till Best Do Us Post” of the podcast, “Dare We Say” where the duo with Yasmine also talked about the fallout of the Queen’s death.
The 41-year-old basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were two of nine passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed in California.
“A wild tidbit that I don’t think a lot of people know, or, it’s not important at all because obviously, we are the least of importance when it comes to this legend and his daughter’s passing, but we were actually supposed to film with Kobe two days after he died,” Josie Totah who portrayed Lexi of Bayside High in the short-lived sitcom said.
According to Pascual-Peña who portrayed Bayside High student Aisha in the sitcom, the energy on the set “shifted greatly” with Kobe Bryant’s demise. “I remember learning that he had passed through one of our best friends Anjelika Washington,” She said. “She called me specifically because she knew that I’d been talking about it for a month with her – that I was so excited to meet Kobe on set and I can’t believe that he was a fan of the first Saved by the Bell and that he was excited to be on the show.”
Pascual-Peña continued, “It’s really beautiful and eye-opening to see how one person can. . . bring joy to so many people. Some people live their entire lives never seeing the full impact they had on the world until they pass,” she continues. “Thankfully Kobe was given his flowers. That man was so loved and so respected.”
Peacock’s Saved By the Bell revival was officially canceled after two seasons early this year, as confirmed by the NBCUniversal streaming platform.
“We are so proud to have been the home of the next iteration of Saved by the Bell for both new and OG fans,” Peacock said in a statement released regarding the cancellation.
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