Jason Priestley, who was a part of the show, Beverly Hills, 90210, addressed Jessica Alba’s claim of not being allowed to make eye contact with the cast of the show.
The actor addressed the allegation during Tuesday’s appearance on KiSS 92.5’s The Roz & Mocha Show, saying, “‘Don’t look at the stars of the show’ was never an edict that came down on our show. I don’t know who told Jessica Alba not to look at us.”
When the hosts asked Priestley if someone in his inner circle had “did that preemptively because they thought that that’s what you guys wanted,” the Private Eyes star said he wouldn’t rule that out entirely
“Apparently somebody did because they thought that was a thing to do,” Priestley said. “I don’t know what Jessica Alba’s experience was coming on our show as a guest star. I know that certainly I never would have made her feel that way.”
“I always went out of my way to make sure that our guests always felt incredibly welcome,” he continued. “I would always go and talk to them and make sure they knew that this was a place where we wanted them to succeed because I’d been on enough sets as a guest star, and I always appreciated it when the regulars on the set came and made me feel that way.”
“I don’t even think I worked with her,” he added. “She was in a storyline that I had nothing to do with so I don’t know what her experience was on the show, but I’m sorry that that happened to her and it seems really incongruous with everything else that happened on our show.”
Alba very recently revealed her experience being a part of Beverly Hills, 90210, on an episode of the web series Hot Ones.
“On the set of 90210, I couldn’t even make eye contact with any of the cast members, which was really strange when you’re, like, trying to do a scene with them,” she said. “Yeah, 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.’ ”