Checking In With... Tiffani Thiessen

Teen People; Nov2002, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p71, 6p, 33c

The 27-year-old bride-to-be has a plum role on Fox's Fastlane (Wednesdays, 9 pm).

YOUR FASTLANE COSTAR PETER FACINELLI IS MARRIED TO YOUR FRIEND AND FELLOW BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 ALUM JENNIE GARTH. IS THAT AWKWARD?

The only thing Peter and I worry about is if we ever have to do a love scene. That would be too weird.

HOW DO YOU LIKE PLAYING A TOUGH-TALKING SERGEANT? SHE'S A REAL DEPARTURE FROM 90210'S BACKSTABBING VALERIE.

I get to boss two guys around, which is nice! I'm a girly girl, but I'm also boyish. I run, box and do karate, so I'm like this character.

BESIDES JENNIE, ARE YOU CLOSE WITH THE REST OF THE 90210 CAST? HOW IS JASON PRIESTLEY DOING AFTER HIS RACE CAR ACCIDENT?

We're very close. We're lucky that Jason is going to recover. I talk to Luke [Perry] a lot, especially through this. When you work with people for 10 years you become family. They're all going to be at my wedding [this fall], and Jennie is my matron of honor.

DO YOU EVER KICK BACK AND WATCH SAVED BY THE BELL OR 90210?

Oh, God, no. I would probably have a heart attack!