Mario Lopez made a huge splash at Harrah's Pool after Dark Saturday night as the guest celebrity and revealed some information about a memoir of his life in the making. Here is an exclusive interview with the Extra host and those world famous dimples.
Q: What was is like to become such a sudden star in the late 80's/early 90's with Saved by the Bell?
A: Huh (laughter) you know, I was a teenager it was a cool after school gig. I can't believe it's still on and raising yet another generation but it was a lot of fun. It went by too quick I wish I could of gone back and soaked it all in a little more.
Q: How do you think it affected your personality growing up and everything?
A: It was just a job, I don't think it affected anything. I went to a regular high school, I had real high school experiences. I don't think if affected anything.
Q: So you're still the same guy?
A: Same kid from Chula Vista (California) grew up, I think so.
Q: Do people or fans still refer to you as A.C. Slater?
A: Well I get flattered if people recognize me from that because it means I haven't aged that poorly they can recognize me. But I have a memoir that's gonna be coming out pretty soon and I'm gonna talk about all growing up in the business and kind of what it got to me you know, where I'm at right now. So it should be real interesting.
Q: Are you still in touch with your costars from Saved by The Bell?
A: Every once in a while just like you do with people in high school. You see them when you can.
Q: Do you know what they're up to now?
A: I try to keep up on social media as much as I can.
Q: That's what everybody does I think. So on Dancing with the Stars, people loved seeing you dance. How was that physically and time demanding on your schedule?
A: It was physically just a lot of work because I've never ballroom danced before. But it was a lot of fun, my mom wanted me to do it so I'm happy that I did it.
Q: I see your smiling face on Extra all the time as I'm sure everybody does. What's your favorite entertainment job you've done so far in your career and why?
Q: Why's that?
A: I'm the host of the show and it's a lot of fun. And also my radio show is a lot of fun which is nationally syndicated called "On With Mario."
Q: If you could do anything in the world tomorrow, what would it be?
A: Sleep in.