Former Melrose Place lovebirds Daphne Zuniga, 43, and Grant Show, 44, play a divorced couple with child custody issues on ABC Family’s Beautiful People, which returned March 6. They talked to PEOPLE about their relationship, then and now.
WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO CAST GRANT AS YOUR CHARACTER LYNN’S EX-HUSBAND?
Zuniga: Our creator, Michael Rauch, came to me and said, “How do you like Grant Show?” And I said, “I love Grant Show!” And they called him right away.
Show: I’d been seeing a Beautiful People billboard for months. Just that day I thought, “They oughta give me a call to come work with her.” I swear to God, five minutes later, the phone rang.
HAVE YOU STAYED IN TOUCH?
Show: We’ll go out to dinner in L.A.
Zuniga: We’ll call each other and see each other when we can.
DO YOU THINK ABOUT THOSE MELROSE DAYS VERY OFTEN?
Zuniga: I’ll look at him and think I’m back there, 10 years younger. Then I realize the girls playing my daughters are 20. They don’t even know Melrose Place.
Show: They knew we were on some big TV show.
Zuniga: This [situation] was perfect. Our first scene was in the doorway of an apartment building. I was having Melrose déjà vu all day long. Truly.
WILL THERE EVER BE A MELROSE PLACE REUNION?
Zuniga: It would be like, “Why?” Unless they were to say, “Here’s a bunch of money.”
Show: Months ago, I would say absolutely no. Now, I don’t know. I’ll think about it when they ask me.