If you grew up in the ’90s, you’ll know ALL about Saved By The Bell’s Zack Morris.
Yup. Our teenage selves had a serious schoolgirl crush on Zack and his oversized brick phone.
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We wanted him and Kelly to stay together forever, and we’re pretty sure that the rest of the nation felt the same (although there were probably a fair few on team Slater too).
These days Zack, who’s actually called Mark-Paul Gosselaar FYI, is a grown up man. And we actually DIDN’T recognise him.
First thing’s first, those iconic blonde bangs are no more. They have been transformed into a dark, dark brown, and his hair has had the chop. SAD FACE.
Plus, he’s also grown a rather manly beard.
It turns out he’s not a fan of the facial hair though, telling MTV that it’s ‘horrible’, but has been grown for a new role. He explained that his executive producer doesn’t want people to be distracted by remembering his iconic teen role.
So what is Zack up to these days? Sorry, we just can’t stop calling him that…
Word is that he’s working on a new Fox drama called Pitch, which tells the story of a female baseball pitcher making it to the major leagues.
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Playing the part of a veteran player, he’s the captain of her team.
It seems as though his co-star Kylie Banbury was ALL OF US when she found out that she’d be working with the throwback star.
According to the Metro, Mark-Paul revealed that he joked with her, ‘You know that went through your mind while we were shooting, you totally know it. You were like, “I can’t believe I’m doing a scene with Zack Morris”.’
Oh, take us back to the ’90s.