October 23, 2020

Beverly Hills, 90210’s Christine apologises for calling Jessica Alba ‘insane’


Beverly Hills, 90210 star Christine Elise has apologised for slamming Jessica Alba as “f**king insane” after her “no eye contact” claim.

The Hollywood actress, 39, claimed that there was a strict no eye-contact rule while she was on set of the iconic nineties drama series, but her comment left Christine fuming.

Hitting out at the Honest Company CEO, 55-year-old Christine said on the Beverly Hills, 90210 Show podcast: “Is she f**king insane? There’s no way.

“[Producer] Paul Waigner did say, ‘The girls may not be nice, the guys might not be nice,’ but that’s as bad as it got!

“That cast is very nice and if they don’t like you, they go away. That whole ‘don’t make eye contact’ [claim] is — I’m gonna call it what it is — it’s a f**king lie.”



Christine Elise has apologised to Jessica Alba

She added: “Why is she invested in s**t-talking a show from 30 years ago? She’s doing great. She’s a bazillionaire with her little Honest company!”

Since lashing out, Christine has apologised for her fiery comments.

Christine revealed she’s “embarrassed about [her] part” in the series of stories, as she took to Instagram to set the record straight and take accountability for her words.

She penned: “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.”



Jessica claimed there was a strict ‘no eye contact’ rule on the set of 90210

She went on: “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.”



Christine previously lashed out at Jessica, calling her a ‘f***ing liar’

She continued: “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.”



Jessica appeared in Season 8 of the hit series as Leanne

She added: “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.”

Jessica made the claim during her appearance on an episode of Hot Ones.

The Sin City star explained: “I couldn’t even make eye contact with any of the cast members.

“This was really strange when you’re like trying to do a scene with them. It was like, ‘You’re not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you’ll be thrown off the set’.”

Jessica appeared in Season 8 of the hit series as Leanne – a pregnant teenager who walked into a clinic where Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) was working.

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