Is it too late now to say sorry?
Christine Elise apologized to Jessica Alba on Thursday after calling her claims of of a no-eye-contact rule on the “Beverly Hills, 90210” set a “f–king lie.”
“First of all – I have never met her but have always admired her work. I am certain she is a lovely woman,” Elise, who played Emily Valentine on the 1990s show, wrote on Instagram, following the initial interview where she slammed Alba, saying, “Why is she invested in s–t-talking a show from 30 years ago?”
Her post continued, “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.”
Elise, 55, claimed that she would have been aware of that happening and then called her co-stars “more diplomatic” in addressing 39-year-old Alba’s claims than she was. She also admitted she was still confused by why the claims were making headlines at all.
“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,” she said. “I think that is an inaccurate & unjust representation of a lot of people I consider to be my friends.”
Elise then acknowledged that a member of the crew could have told Alba not to make eye contact without the cast knowing.
She concluded, “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.”
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