Jessica Alba Says She Was Advised Not To Make Eye Contact With Forged Of Beverly Hills 90210
During Jessica Alba’s appearance on Hot Ones this week, Alba shared her experience working on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210, in the 1990s. Page 6 picked up the episode of the popular YouTube series in which Jessica said not to make eye contact with the cast on the program.
Speaking to the show host Sean Evans, Jessica explained how she was told not to make eye contact with the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210, which she found incredibly bizarre for having to do a scene with them.
According to page 6, the 38-year-old appeared in Beverly Hills’ eighth season, 90210, as a pregnant teen entering a clinic where Jennie Garth, who portrayed Kelly Taylor, worked. Alba says she was told not to make eye contact with the cast or they would be fired.
As most know, this wouldn’t be the first time the news has reported a no-eye-contact rule. Earlier this year, Ellen DeGeneres was upset by the media after a report by BuzzFeed and other outlets about the alleged “toxicity” on her set.
Ellen had been accused of following a number of strange rules, including chewing gum out of a bowl before going to her office to speak to her. In addition, an executive from Ellen reportedly told an Australian producer not to watch Ellen while she was on the Australian version of Today.
It is no accident that allegations of abuse by former employees come at a time when systemic injustice has been discussed repeatedly in the entertainment industry and the general media.
DeGeneres re-addressed the controversy during its premiere in September. While she was apologizing, former employees were reportedly upset that she made some sarcastic jokes about the incident.
In addition, one former employee said it was amazing how Ellen managed to turn it around and do it to her instead. Regardless, Ellen’s debut that year was a big win in the ratings.