Jessica Alba: I wasn’t allowed to look at the ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ cast


The actress recalls her experience working on Beverly Hills, 90210

Jessica Alba has now amassed a billion-dollar empire with The Honest Company apart from her acting career. But things weren’t always this easy for her.

It was the blatant discrimination against women and the unfair treatment by Hollywood that forced the LA’s Finest actress to take a hiatus from acting and to build her multi-million dollar empire. 


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In fact, Alba suggestively also revealed that she had been a victim of sexual harassment. But it’s these difficult times that made her the strong woman that she is today. 

Recalling her acting gig for Beverly Hills, 90210, the actress revealed that she wasn’t all too fond of her experience. 

Jessica Alba’s experience on the teen drama:

Jessica Alba appeared in Season 8 of Beverly Hills, 90210 and played the role of Leanne, a pregnant teenager who visits the clinic where Kelly Taylor, played by Jennie Garth, works. She appeared for a total of 2 episodes only. 

During her time on the show, in a recent episode of Hot Ones, Alba revealed that she wasn’t allowed to look at the cast members at all! One could only talk to them unless they spoke to the person first. Bizarre right? 

The actress shared that she found the rule strange considering she was supposed to do a scene with them. And if perchance, someone did “make eye contact with any one of the cast members” they were “thrown off the set”. Intense, isn’t it?

Other instances of the “No eye contact” rule:

The occurrence of having “no eye contact” doesn’t seem to be quite rare. In fact, the most recent case, apart from Alba’s, was that of Australian producer who claimed that he wasn’t allowed to look at Ellen DeGeneres, where he worked for her morning show. 

Another instance of this policy was on the sets of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, where Leonardo DiCaprio himself maintained the policy with the crew members. Although, his reasoning was less intense.

The actor has always been a private person and thus extended that mystery on set as well. In fact, all of DiCaprio’s social media posts are those of environmental issues or current global issues but never any personal life update.

Other celebrities whose names have come up as those who prefer to adhere to this rule are Katy Perry, Luke Perry, Tori Spelling, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, Barbra Streisand and Michael Jordan.


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