During Monday's episode of the "90210MG" podcast with Tori Spelling and Jenni Garth, the actress who played Cindy Walsh, mother to Doherty's Brenda Walsh on the hit 1990s teen drama, claimed the pair were professional on set, but not necessarily chummy.
"We weren't warm and fuzzy," Potter, 72, said. "I mean, we had some nice scenes together, but I never felt that close to Shannen."
"I felt really close to James [Eckhouse]," she added, referring to the actor who played her on-screen husband, Jim Walsh.
Potter and Doherty worked on "Beverly Hills 90210" from 1990 up until Doherty's departure in 1994. Production then brought in Tiffani Thiessen to play Valerie Malone, who was a Walsh family friend and took over Brenda's bedroom.
"When Tiffani came, she and I had a blast," exclaimed Potter. "She would just shoot the sh-t back and forth. We would play when we were working on the scene. My sense of Shannen is she was doing her thing. I didn't feel like there was a lot of space for me."