We're not sure how popular this comment is going to make you, Jessica!
Here's what Jessica Alba has said about her thoughts on actors and scripts:
“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.”
Here's what screenwriter John August had to say in response:
“I have to believe she was misquoted, or excerpted in some unflattering way … Oh, Jessica. Where to start? … Following your logic, you’ve never been in a movie with both good actors and amazing writing. That may be true, but it might hurt the feelings of David Wain, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. … Screenwriters can be your best friends. We are pushovers for attractive people who pay attention to us. I wrote that bathtub scene in Big Fish because Jessica Lange made brief eye contact with me. So if you’re not getting great writing — and honestly, you’re not — ask to have lunch with the screenwriter. I’ve seen you on interviews. You’re charming. That charm could work wonders.”
We must say, John August makes some valid points, and he DID write the screenplay for Big Fish, which was an excellent film.
Sorry to say it Jessica, but you DID act in Valentine's Day and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
and The Eye and The Love Guru.
Maybe it's not a terrible idea to thumb through that screenplay, every once in a while. Just a thought!
Team August or Team Alba?