Jessica Alba, who has starred James Cameron’s TV series Dark Angel, and the Fantastic Four movies, made some intense revelations regarding her experience on the sets of Beverly Hills, 90210. She appeared in two 1998 episodes of Beverly Hills, which she says was enough for her.
“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,” Alba said on the Thursday episode of Hot Ones. “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.’”
Alba appeared on 90210 in the eighth season, where the series regulars were Jason Priestley (Brendan Walsh), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders), Brian Austin Green (David Silver), Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), Tiffani Thiessen (Valerie Malone), Joe E. Tata (Nat Bussichio) and Vincent Young (Noah Hunter).
Original stars of the series were Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh), Luke Perry (Dylan McKay) and Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman).
Alba is not the first one to reveal the kind of behaviour the stars faced on the set of Beverly Hills 90210. Back in 2012, Thiessen told Howard Stern that Garth and Spelling, ‘were not very nice to me.’
AnnaLynne McCord as well, told US Weekly in November 2019 that the original stars weren’t too welcoming either.
‘They were being a little shady toward me! And then I was a little shady back!’ McCord said in an interview. ‘They don’t acknowledge your 90210 as the real 90210,’ she added.
Alba most recently appeared on the big screen in the 2019 thriller Killers Anonymous with Gary Oldman and Suki Waterhouse.
She currently featured in the Bad Boys TV spin-off LA’s Finest, alongside Gabrielle Union, reprising her role from 2003’s Bad Boys II as Sydney Burnett.