Jessica Alba: 'I Almost Quit Acting'
Jessica Alba opened up to ShowbizSpy recently about a bad experience she had on a film set. While working on the film "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Alba was advised that she should "cry prettier," and the comment was just about enough to make her want to leave acting.
"I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it. I remember when I was dying in Silver Surfer. The director was like, 'It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.' He was like, 'Don't do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.'
"It all got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don't want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? And so I just said, 'F**k it. I don't care about this business anymore.'"
Alba has since starred in the film "The Killer Inside Me" and "Valentine's Day," so she didn't let the experience derail her. However, she may not be turning up in any more outings directed by Tim Story.
In the meantime, the actress is enjoying her life as a mom to Honor Marie, a daughter she is raising with father Cash Warren. She much prefers it to going out anyway.
"I think I'm a little more wild and free since I had Honor because once she's in bed all my mum friends come over and we have dance parties at my house. It's really dorky and I probably wouldn't have done that before. But no, I don't go out. I hang out with my friends and I'm pretty chilled."
When asked if she was ever hit on: "I never get asked out. I don't get asked out. Ever. I always had a problem with that."