Not surprisingly, he’s also been in talks about a Smart Guy reboot—which, he admits, has been a “slow process” since they would want to come back with a show that fans of the 1997-1999 original, starring Mowry as a boy genius navigating high school, would really love while also attracting a new generation of viewers.
When it does happen, “it will be worth the wait, I promise,” he said, though obviously not everyone who made the original run special can be there.
But he cherishes the memories he made with Rivera on set, back when they were just a couple of kids with big crushes.
“It was just fun to be able to, like, be on set together,” he remembered, “because at that time we were already friends and family friends. And you know, the crushes are something that always were—that just never stopped.” Mowry laughed, adding, “But it was just fun to be able to be on set with her.”
She may have only been on two episodes (including one featuring a school dance, as every sitcom had to have), but, the actor said, “I’m honored to have been able to share the screen with her two different times. I think that’s so cool and something that, yes, I have my pictures and my memory, but you know something that’s on film and on wax. I can look back and see that and it’s special, it’s special to be able to share a screen with anyone you care about.”