Actress Christine Elise fired back Wednesday at Jessica Alba’s claims of a toxic environment on the set of “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
“Is she f–king insane? There’s no way,” said Elise, who played Emily Valentine on the hit 1990s teen drama.
“[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!” she added during an interview Wednesday on the “Beverly Hills, 90210 Show” podcast.
“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. 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!”
For those of you not keeping track at home, Alba claimed earlier in the month that — before she became a movie superstar and business magnate — she once did a guest spot on “90210” and was told pointedly not to look at her then more famous fellow actors.
“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,’” Alba said.
Alba, 39, made the controversial assertion on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” show on Oct. 1.
Five days later, “90210” stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling discussed the story, with Spelling postulating that producers had sent around a “cool memo” with the stipulation — as opposed to an uncool memo.
Garth, for her part, said she didn’t remember the incident, “because I have the world’s worst memory.”
“90210” producer Joel Feigenbaum, meanwhile, threw the show’s crew members under the bus, saying the rule may have come from “an AD [assistant director] or maybe somebody in the makeup and hair trailer,” on the Oct. 12 episode of “90210 Show.”
Cast members Brian Austin Green and Jason Priestley, however, denied Alba’s story on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show and KiSS 92.5’s “The Roz & Mocha Show,” respectively.
“I always went out of my way to make sure that our guests always felt incredibly welcomed,” Priestley said, according to Us Weekly.
“I can’t imagine that at all,” Green said. “And I can’t imagine that she heard that from somebody close enough to us that it was a direct reflection of any one of us.”
Page Six has reached out to Alba for clarification.
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