John August, the screenwriter of Charlie’s Angels and a regular Tim Burton collaborator (Big Fish, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), will not take impersonal insults from Jessica Alba lying down! After Alba told Elle, “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,” August took to his blog to defend the honor of scripts and writers from the star of Good Luck Chuck. “Oh, Jessica. Where to start?" he writes. "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 You’re saying your co-stars who delivered their lines as written are not 'good actors.' Awkward 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.” Sufficiently brushed up, August will now get back to that tune up of the passive-aggressive-notes screenplay he's clearly working on. [John August]
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