After living out her marital problems on reality TV, Tori Spelling is set to return to television in Lifetime’s reboot of the camp classic “Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?" Tori joined “Extra’s” Charissa Thompson at Universal Studios Hollywood, where she chatted about taking on the movie 20 years later and gave an update on her marriage to Dean McDermott.
Tori worked on the remake with co-star James Franco, who was right in front of her when she vomited on the set. She admitted, “Sadly, that happened. It was so funny because I think he's a genius. I was so excited to work with him. In 25 years in this business, I have never had a moment like this. I get on the set, my kids had the stomach flu and all of a sudden, I got it. We were filming all nights, this shoot, and it literally came out of nowhere, and I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I can't even make it to a bathroom.' I tried to get out of there and I couldn't and I just bent down and projectile-vomited in front of James Franco…" Watch!
She added, “He was just like, 'Don't think this is supposed to be happening, maybe you should go home.'"
James, not only acted in the remake, he also wrote it. Tori shared, “So James wanted to do a unique take on it, obviously it was done so well. It became a cult classic twenty years ago, so he says he didn’t even tell Lifetime his take on it, they just wrote the script and sent it to Lifetime. That’s the same thing that happened to me, I got the script and you know, back twenty years ago, I read it 'Mother, May I Sleep with Danger,' I have to do this movie. Now, I pulled it up on my iPhone 20 years later and it said 'A Lifetime Lesbian Vampire Movie by James Franco.’"
Of her role, Tori commented, “So 20 years ago, when it was made, I was the daughter in a horrible, bad relationship with a protective mother that was saving me. Twenty years later, I’m now the overprotective mother who knows my daughter is in a dangerous relationship.”
Speaking of relationships, her marriage with husband Dean McDermott is in a much better place since his cheating scandal. The couple just celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary with a family trip to Paris. Dean actually proposed to her again, she said, “which we were totally shocked by, me and the four kids. He got down on one knee in front of all of us, all five of us, and did it, so I think in the future we will renew our vows. We want to make it a family wedding. We’ve come so far and we’re a complete family now and we’re a unit.”
The couple is making another serious commitment to each other by getting matching tats that say, "My whole heart, for my whole life," in French. She pointed out, “It wasn’t meant to be in French. We knew 'my whole heart for my whole life' when we went through everything and we had to basically rebuild our entire relationship and 'it’s stronger than ever and we’re moving forward, and one day were going to get this tattoo for both of us, it’ll be matching.' We never knew it would be Paris, but we were there, it was our 10-year anniversary, we were in the moment and were like “Let’s do it.”
Tori and Dean certainly have come a long way. She revealed her marital advice, saying, “Think I would just tell people to communicate — that’s something we weren’t doing. We thought it all came so easy in the relationship that it should be easy, and we were kidding ourselves. You know, anything that is worth anything is hard work, and so a marriage is hard work. You gotta work at it, keep working at it. We stood by each other.”