'Mr. Belding' slams 'Saved By The Bell' biopic

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If it were up to 'Mr. Belding,' the people behind a new 'Saved By The Bell' biopic would be sent to detention.

Dennis Haskins, the actor who famously played high school principal Mr. Belding in the original 'Saved By The Bell' series, says he won’t watch the show’s unauthorized TV movie this weekend and criticized his former co-star for his involvement in the project.

In an interview with TMZ, Haskins had some harsh words for the biopic’s executive producer and former “Bell” star Dustin “Screech” Diamond. Diamond is also behind the tell-all book the TV movie is based, although he now claims it was the work of a ghostwriter.

“I had a great relationship with Dustin. We became a team for “The New Class” (a Saved By The Bell spinoff) but, he just gave an interview with Rolling Stone magazine and he said ‘I didn’t really write all the stuff in the book’” Haskins said. “But he’s executive producer of the movie so he’s not taking responsibility for whatever’s coming out.”

Haskins downplays any of the supposed controversies included in the biopic.

“There just wasn’t any craziness,” Haskins said. “Yeah people dated each other, okay? So what?”

He also says he had no intention of watching.

“I was there. I don’t need to watch it. I know what happened and what didn’t happen.”

Saved By The Bell, a popular teen sitcom ran on NBC from 1989 to 1993.

'The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story' will air in Canada on M3 on September 1.


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