Credit: Soleil Moon Frye/Instagram

Soleil Moon Frye Takes Us Back To The ’90s In New Hulu Docu

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Documenting your every move isn’t new. Back in the 1990s, actress Soleil Moon Frye was just like any other awkward teen. But she didn’t have a cell phone in her hand. Instead, she had a camcorder. And lucky for us, she filmed hours of footage of herself and her famous friends. 

The footage was edited into a documentary premiering this month on Hulu. Are you ready to see ‘Punky Brewster’ in a whole new light? 

Soleil Moon Frye Starred in Punky Brewster as a Child

Soleil Moon Frye became instantly recognizable at a young age. She was the little girl with freckles and pigtails, rockin’ mismatched shoes. Or, at least, that’s who she played on the sitcom Punky Brewster. 

That was her most famous role, but she also guest-starred on other popular ‘90s shows. Some of her acting credits include Saved by the Bell, The Wonder Years and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

It’s no surprise then, that she became close friends with other young thespians.  

Credit: Soleil Moon Frye/Instagram
Credit: Soleil Moon Frye/Instagram

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Brian Austin Green, and More Familiar Faces

Hulu’s Kid 90 documentary features practically every teenage actor from the 1990s. Some of Soleil Moon Frye’s friends include Beverly Hills 90210’s Brian Austin Green and SBTB’s Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Her friendship with Stephen Dorff (S.F.W.) is still going strong. 

The gossip mill of the ‘90s connected Soleil Moon Frye to several people. During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Soleil clarifies that her relationship with Mark Wahlberg  was pretty “G-rated.” 

She also dated Terminator 2 actor Eddie Furlong for three years. She recently posted a throwback photo on her Instagram. He doesn’t appear to be in the Kid 90 trailer, though. 

Credit: Soleil Moon Frye/Instagram
Credit: Soleil Moon Frye/Instagram

Documentary Addresses Jonathan Brandis’ Tragic Ending

Several young stars from the ‘90s died tragically at a young age. River Phoenix died from an overdose in 1993. He was just 23. seaQuest DSV and Ladybugs actor Jonathan Brandis died in 2003. He was 27-years-old. His death was officially ruled a suicide, Rolling Stone recalls. 

Soleil Moon Frye, Stephen Dorff, and others, remember Jonathan Brandis in the documentary. 

Viewers will see a very different side of the Punky Brewster actress. In the opening scenes of the trailer for the documentary, she flips the camera off. 

The ‘90s are seeing a huge resurgence in the last few years. Peacock streaming service rebooted both Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster.

Kid 90, the documentary from Soleil Moon Frye’s home videos debuts March 12, only on Hulu. 

Jennifer Havener

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