Dustin Diamond, who played the dorky Screech on the sitcom Saved By the Bell, said that the cast of the G-rated teen program engaged in some R-rated sex and drug exploits on the set of the hit 90s show.
The 32-year-old actor/comedian, who was left out of the show’s upcoming reunion, said he could smell a certain kind of smoke emanating close to his castmates’ dressing rooms, according to published reports.
Diamond also pointed some juiced-up fingers at castmate Mark Paul Gosselaar (the blond heartthrob who played Zack Morris), as he said his former colleague was a steroid-user prior to 1994’s short-lived spin-off, Saved by the Bell: The College Years. Diamond, according to reports, said Gosselaar suddenly added 25 pounds of muscle onto his lithe frame.
Sex was on the STTB menu as well, Diamond said.
“If Kelly [Tiffani Thiessen] was interested in Slater [Mario Lopez] one week, then backstage there was a lot going between them in Mario [Lopez]’s room,” Diamond said, according to published reports. “Then, if Jessie [Elizabeth Berkley] kisses Zack, then you know Elizabeth Berkley is going in Mark-Paul’s room.”
Diamond’s cast mates reportedly asked he be left out of a recent People Magazine cover and other reunion-related festivities, due to being uncomfortable with their one-time colleague over his post-show antics, which have included: a “leaked” porn movie where the former child actor raves of his fondness for “poop” and multiple publicity stunts to raise money for his foreclosed-upon home.