Jessica Alba, Elle magazine December 2010 interview
Jessica Alba has been voted as one of America’s most beautiful people. Unfortunately her good looks could not save her after parts of her interview with Elle magazine were leaked. Many of Hollywood’s popular screenwriters claim that they are offended by Ms. Alba’s remarks.
The controversy started when Elle magazine leaked parts of there interview with Jessica Alba to promote their December issue (Jessica is the cover model). They quoted Ms. Alba saying, ”Good actors, never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.” Most of us would just blow this comment off. I mean there are many actors that adlib during filming. Sometimes these adlibs make it to the final cut, and we never know the difference. However, there are screenwriters who are very upset about this comment.
Time Grierson (who writes for Yahoo Movies), reports that screenwriters Michael Seitzman and Ellen Rapoport wrote an article titled, “Jessica Alba: From the Mouths of Boobs.” In this article they take quotes from her past interviews and tweets on twitter to make Jessica look stupid. Many other screenwriters are getting on board the “Jessica Alba is a pretty girl with no brains” train.
We all remember the big screenwriter’s strike of 2008. Quick recap: screenwriters claim that they are underpaid so they refuse to write anymore scripts. Everyone saw how much Hollywood was affected. We all know that their job is important, but do they really need to get so upset over one comment? We have all said the wrong thing under pressure. In our heads the statement sounds great, but when we say it…well we put our foot in our mouth. Actors and actresses are no different. They screw up and say some things that come out wrong. Jessica Alba didn’t say that screenwriters are worthless, or that they don’t need to be writing.
It is understandable that they may get a little upset, but there is no need to try and ruin a person’s name over it. Here’s my question for them, “If beauty makes you dumb, does being smart makes you unattractive?” I sure hope that isn’t the message that we are trying to send people.