Jessica Alba recently stated that while she was a glorified extra on the show some 20 years ago she had been instructed not to look the main cast members in the eye. The complaint likely coming to late after all the hubbub about Ellen demanding the same of her crew.
So this week Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth were talking on iheartradio about some upcoming reunion special (ugh. no one cares) and they were asked to comment on it. Surprise! They have no recollection of that!
“Tori, did you — I just need to know, did you tell her not to look me in the eye?” asked Garth, 48.
“Why’s it all about you?” Spelling, 47, asked with a laugh.
“Well, because I had all the scenes with her,” Garth said. “Like, if anybody was, you know, didn’t want to have their eyes looked into, it would’ve been me. But I don’t remember, because I have the world’s worst memory.”
Spelling also didn’t seem to remember, and wondered “if there was some cool memo that was like going around from the producers or the ADs and we didn’t even know.”
“Imagine we just thought like guest stars didn’t like us,” Spelling said, laughing. “They never looked at us! We don’t know why! We were so nice!”
Recalling the “vague memories” she had working with Alba, Garth said, “I only remember her being super talented. She was very young and she was really sweet, and it does not surprise me that she’s gone on to be so successful.”
These types of responses are typical and for Jennie and Tori, they wouldn’t dare answer honestly now. They both have careers they would love to resurrect. But lets hope current stars with the same clause in their rider take heed and realize that one day people will bring it up. Your ridiculous demands. Take heed.