07/27/2007 AT 3:00 PM ET
She’s always been herself on camera, but Jessica Simpson isn’t ready to show all of herself on camera.
According to Jessica’s father and manager, Joe Simpson, the strangest movie role ever offered to his daughter, “was for Jessica to [play] a porn star,” he told PEOPLE 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 she shot to fame in 2003 with ex-husband Nick Lachey on MTV’s Newlyweds Jessica Simpson, 27, 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, Papa Simpson is promoting ABC’s fall series The Women’s Murder Club, which he is producing with Rush Hour 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. If the right role came up, of course, we’d never turn that down.”