Jessica Simpson isn’t ready to show all of herself on camera. “The last script that came to us was for Jessica to be a porn star,” Jessica’s father and manager, Joe Simpson, told at Thursday’s ABC Television Critics Association party in Beverly Hills.
“We were promised we would win an Oscar with that,” says Simpson, 49. “I was like, ‘Eh, we’ll just buy a [statue of a] little man and keep our clothes on.’ ”
Since MTV’s Newlyweds Jessica Simpson,? has been receiving quirky TV-show proposals “every day,” according to her father. “We’re pitched those a lot,” he says. “There are a lot of cool ones, and a lot of really strange ones.”
Currently, Joe Simpson is promoting ABC’s fall series The Women’s Murder Club, which he is producing with director Brett Ratner. No plans are underway for Jessica or her younger sister Ashlee Simpson, 22, to appear on the show.
“They’re very busy, and they’re happy,” Joe Simpson says of his daughters. “Jessica has three more movies to shoot; she has a new record coming in September. If the right role came up, of course, we’d never turn that down.”