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Interview with Joe E. Tata, Nat from the 90210 Peach Pit

Joe E. Tata Kisses and Tells How He Came to the New 90210

I'm just gonna come right out and say this: Joe E. Tata, aka Nat from the Peach Pit on 90210, kissed me. Twice. They were both just pecks on the cheek, but that doesn't change the facts: That Nat, he's a kisser.

At the time of the kisses, Tata was presiding over a Peach Pit-themed breakfast to promote the 90210 spinoff at the TCA press tour. Besides his more romantic inclinations, Tata also chatted with me a bit about his return to the Zip code that made him famous. Here are some highlights:

What was it like getting the call saying, "We're bringing 90210 back, and we want Nat"?
I was on the ceiling. First of all, when I heard that — they always said, "We're gonna do a movie." Well, eight years went by, and I'm still waiting for the movie! Where's this movie?

What have you been doing for the past eight years?
I went to Europe, did a couple of films there. I was so glad to come home.

There was a rumor seven or eight years ago that you were going to open up a string of Peach Pit restaurants. What happened there?
We had a giant, big attorney. It took too long. . . . We had the plans and everything done, and then, the attorneys!

To see what Tata had to say about the new cast, just


How much of the new cast have you met so far, and do any of them remind you of the original cast?
I met four or five people, and they're all different. There's a couple of devils in there, I like that much. They're going to be fun.

There isn't a whole lot of precedent for a show being completely recast and brought back from the dead like this. is that a gamble?
I would think so. But then again, it's up to the stories, and it's up to if [people] like and connect with the cast. That was the whole thing on our show — we had good words, and they liked the characters, every one of them.

Are you a good cook in real life?
You bet your ass.


Join The Conversation
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
Thanks Buzz, you have the best job might I add.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
:) love Nat
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
LaurenG -- you're super close, actually! The new Peach Pit is supposed to be a hip cafe (a la Urth Cafe in LA, if you know that place), and there's a music venue upstairs known simply as "The Pit" :)
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Glad you got to meet him, Buzz! You've captured his personality well in the interview--a cook AND a kisser has to be a winner!
blondie829 blondie829 9 years
haha sounds like such a cool guy!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I love nat too!! He is so funny in this interview. HOWEVER- none of those skinny girls on the new show would eat at the old Peach Pit. I bet they change it to like "raw foods" peach pit. :true:
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
that's really funny - and i have to say that i'm kind of glad that there were all those attorneys that held up the restaurant - it would have been cheesy. yes we all love 'nat' but to have him create a chain in real life- that would have been too much. i'm glad that they tapped him for the show and i can't wait to see how they renovated the place for the new season - and wonder if the after dark is going to be incorporated somehow too...and who will be running it and all that.
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