Jessica Alba Almost Quit Acting

By: The Superficial / November 23, 2010

Seen here at the American Music Awards Sunday night, Jessica Alba caused a stink amongst Hollywood screenwriters when an excerpt of her saying good actors never use scripts was released from her upcoming interview in the December issue of Elle. Turns out there was even more bridge burning going on which is just now finding its way online. Via Popeater:

Alba contemplated quitting acting during the filming of ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.’
“[The director told me] ‘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.'”
That questionable bit of direction set Alba to a bad way of thinking. “I’m like, ‘But there’s no connection to a human being.’ And then 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 goes on to state that one reason some of her movies have underperformed at the box office: “First-time directors.”

Just to put things in perspective, she’s bitching about being realistic in an sequel where her character is invisible and a dude can stretch his entire body across the room yet chooses to sit in a lab instead of banging Jessica Alba in ways even the most imaginative of perverts could never dream of. So right off the bat, the whole concept lacked realistic human emotion, but leave it to Jessica to think she’s filming Remains of the Day.

CITIZEN: So, what’s your superpower?
MR. FANTASTIC: I can stretch any part of my body really far.
CITIZEN: Oh, yeah? I bet the missus loves that.
MR. FANTASTIC: Eh, she’s alright. Wanna watch me use a calculator on the roof?

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