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Tuesday April 29, 2008 8:25 pm

Degrassi Star Comes to 90210

Shenae Grimes, DegrassiYesterday, we told you that Hilary Duff had turned down a possible role in CW’s 90210 spinoff.  Had she accepted the offer, the former Lizzy McGuire star would have been an updated version of Brenda Walsh.

Twenty-four hours later, we now know who will be playing Beverly Hills transplant Annie Mills.  Shenae Grimes, ‘s Darcy, will be crossing the Canadian border to play the theater-loving girl from Kansas.  (Seriously - did this ‘Brenda’ also have to be a fan of the stage?  Couldn’t they have come up with something more original?)

Fans of Degrassi know that Shenae is perfectly capable of playing the nice girl role.  They also know that she’s very good at turning bad as well.  So assuming the pilot gets picked up, what will this mean for our little Darcy?  Maybe she’ll be sent away to Canada’s version of Promises to get help for all her emotional issues…

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