Jessica Alba, who appears on the December cover of Elle, told the magazine that she's shy and doesn't like being the center of attention. She must be flipping her lid then since a few nudie (and pregnant) photos of the actress wound up online last week -- and now she's in the spotlight after a case of foot-in-mouth syndrome.

The star of films like 'The Love Guru' and 'Good Luck Chuck' 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." ... Anyone? ... No? ... Alright then. This comment didn't sit very well with 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' writer John August, who posted an amusing rebuttal on his blog.

Kudos to August for playing nice and suggesting -- to dramatic effect -- that the actress could have been misquoted. Like everyone else, we suspect the 'Fantastic Four' star wasn't. August ends his statement suggesting that the actress use her "charm" to cozy up to a good writer for a decent part since she's never had one.

Alba's filmography doesn't reveal a long list of "good actors" that she's worked with (there are a few in the mix in terrible roles, however), and apparently the good times kept on rolling during this interview since she was also quoted saying, "The time I'm not spending with my kid has to be worth it, so when I sat down with my agents after I was ready to go back to work, I told them: It's all about the directors." We feel bad you're not spending time with your kid to work on films like 'Little Fockers' too, but we're not exactly holding our breath with higher expectations.

You can check out John August's full rebuttal after the jump.

[via Deadline]