Leven Rambin, who stars as ditzy model wannabe Heather West on ABC’s new Sunday comedy “Scoundrels,” had a good time filming her upcoming story arc with guest star Jason Priestley, especially since she didn’t have to get over being starstruck by the former teen heartthrob.
“I’ve never seen an episode of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ in my life,” the 20-year-old actress tells Zap2it. “I mean, I know who he is, but I didn’t really know his work, unfortunately. He’s a big ‘Sarah Conner’ fan, so he knew more about me than I did about him.”
Priestley guest stars as Grant Wilby, a fading 80s icon who once made a splash as a hotshot TV detective.
“Now he’s doing reality TV, and Heather is totally enamored with his fame and fortune, mostly,” Rambin says. “We hit it off. Grant sees her as a bright young star and she sees him as the optimal lifestyle. So we use each other.
“It was really fun to work with Jason and have Heather further her ‘career’ and just see how ruthless she is. They do care about each other at the end of the day, but they’re both really in it to use each other. Heather definitely is a trophy for him.”
Priestley’s “Scoundrels” appearances will air beginning on Sunday, Aug. 8.