Jessica Alba’s comments about not being able to make eye contact with the cast of “Beverly Hills, 90210” when she guest starred on the show have been met with a lot of denials.
One of those was from Christine Elise, who appeared in 12 episodes of the hit show, and originally said that Alba’s statement was a “f**king lie”.
Elise has since posted an apology for her use of words, but still stands by her assertion that Alba was not telling the truth.
“First of all — I have never met her but have always admired her work,” Elise said. “I am certain she is a lovely woman.”
Elise then spoke about her swearing, “Secondly, anyone who knows me at all knows that I swear with unapologetic abandon, so quotes read without tone of voice can be misinterpreted and seem more angry than they ever were.”
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If you have thoughts on this unfortunate article – please read this: I just want to comment on the article today where I was quoted as calling Jessica Alba a liar. First of all – I have never met her but have always admired her work. I am certain she is a lovely woman. Secondly, anyone who knows me at all knows I swear with unapologetic abandon, so quotes read without tone of voice can be misinterpreted and seem more angry than they ever were. That said, JA was quoted as saying she was told not to make eye contact with the cast or risk being thrown off the set. That does not sound like the set I was on – and, though I was only in a handful of episodes, I wrote for the show & lived with Jason at the time so – had any such culture evolved on that set – I feel certain I would be aware of it. Some of the other cast members have gone on record – agreeing with me that they never knew of anything like that going on during the run of the show. They were more diplomatic than I was, however. I just want to say that it BAFFLES me that any controversy at all can be worked up over a show that went off the air 20 years ago. Perhaps she was misquoted or the remark was taken out of context but – left unanswered – it implies that the entire cast engaged in unprofessional diva behavior & that they were unwelcoming to guest stars. I think that is an inaccurate & unjust representation of a lot of people I consider to be my friends. The fact remains that maybe someone – an extra or whatever – delivered that warning to her. That does not mean it was, in fact, something the cast demanded. So, I regret calling her a liar but, more importantly, I regret jumping into this sandbox. What a sad state of affairs that the cast members of a beloved show that premiered THIRTY YEARS AGO are still fodder for ancient history gossip – about things that allegedly happened nearly 25 years ago. I am embarrassed about my part in this. Apologies to Jessica Alba.
Elise said that what Alba described “does not sound like the set I was on” and that she is most upset because it was an “inaccurate and unjust representation” of her castmates.
She concluded with “Apologies to Jessica Alba.”