Jessica Alba Almost Quit Acting

November 23rd, 2010 // 59 Comments

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?

Photos: Getty


  1. Richard McBeef

    When did she start? I thought they just casted her when they needed eye candy to fill up a scene.

  2. Ashley

    I mean she’s pretty and all, but who the hell could stand being around her.

  3. pump

    And I almost quit masturbating once.

  4. jojo

    Damn, she is such an asshole.

  5. anonymous

    God, she needs to get over herself. I seriously doubt any director would tell her to cry but do it pretty.

    And she’s blaming first time directors for her film flops? LOL I don’t think anyone mistakes her for an Oscar caliber actress

    • You doubt a Director would say that???? Wow … I don’t doubt it one bit. Some directors are buffoons. Forget teh handful of quality directors, there are tons of idiots ‘directing’ in Hollywood that are megalomaniacs who think they are geniuses.

  6. H6E6X6

    She can’t quit acting! She’s how I know NOT to watch a movie :’(

  7. The Listener

    When a movie flops at the box office, it’s never one person’s fault. The actors, writers, directors, and producers all need to take responsibility for that.

  8. Parker

    This is so weird. I just dreamed I had anal sex with her. Then she silently made me a hot turkey and swiss on ciabatta with tomato and mayo and left saying only one word on her way out the door: Tomorrow.
    Now I don’t know if she meant she wanted to have anal sex again tomorrow, or if she meant she’d make me another sandwich then, but I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both will happen at the same time.
    I miss you, Jessica. If there’s anything I need, I know you won’t be far away.

  9. mcfeely smackup

    Shouldn’t she START acting before she stops? Looking highly fuckable on film is not the same as “acting”.

  10. Howdie

    She is the type of woman that takes getting older hard. Tee-hee!

  11. Suds

    She’s beautiful and has had everyone kissing her butt for her whole life. That’s enough to turn most people into assholes, isn’t it?

  12. As long as she gets naked who cares what the fuckin role asks for. Grow some marrow girl

  13. Keep it up honey. Megan Fox almost quit acting too, until someone else decided to make the decision for her.

  14. Melissa

    Ugh she’ll be 30 next year. NEXT!

  15. Maybe she’ll come back as a deaf-mute in the next installment.

  16. Brad Hallston

    This is what happens when someone is surrounded by “yes men” this bitch is always droning on about how she can “act.” Look, everyone just wants to see your ass, noone gives a fuck about how “well” you were crying in a comic book film. Just do a fuckin nude scene and get it over with, so we can all stop wankin it to Into the Blue you daft twat

  17. DKNY

    She looks great here. I’d whip out my Mr. Fantastic and do dirty things to her.

  18. Mama Pinkus

    Ms. Alba seems like a sweet person but what she does for a living can hardly be called “acting”.

  19. Kim

    FUCK! why is she so perfect looking?! UGH!

  20. Jessica Alba at the AMAs
    Commented on this photo:

    I hate her!! She seriously is perfect…no flaw!!! :(

  21. Jessica Alba at the AMAs
    Commented on this photo:

    OMG!!! she is sooo fucking hot!! Like out of this world hot

  22. dANG, just like Amanda Bynes, and Megan Fox, and Linday Lohan, ROFL, sorry I couldn’t keep the straight face listing quitters; No, not Charlie Sheen, or David Hasselhoff, or Lindsay Lohan BAAhahaha! Dammit again!

  23. Fuckjudger

    That smile is fake, and shows an inner unhappiness.

    Jessica. You know we belong together. Only I can make you happy. Give up the acting, and come and live with me.

    I have a place in the basement, and a strong padlock.

  24. To say she quit is to say she was acting in the first place.

  25. Lola

    The most beautiful SMILE in the World!!!

  26. ntlj

    Buzz Lightyear has the same smile…AND he can act.

  27. dg

    shes the most beautiful women on earth!
    and she can act you all stfu you just jealous

  28. JChief

    Susan Storm is supposed to be a blue-eyed, NATURAL blond. She was like this since the very beginning. Her twin brother is also a blue-eyed, natural blond.

    Dying this broad’s hair blond, while everything else about her is dark, made it completely stupid. It was a fake movie, fake direction, fake acting, and barely refers to the source material, much less RESPECT the SPIRIT of the material.

    Seriously, what is the fucking point? Fanboys will automatically hate it, and the dead-eyed, drooling masses couldn’t give less than a shit.

  29. Alba: *crying* I had no idea that it was going to be like this, how inhumane can that be. Bastards !

    Agent: No problem Jessica, I’ll tell them right now you quit.

    Alba: I’ve always wanted to be a nurse in life. How much do they make?

    Agent: About $40,000..

    Alba: I’m ready to shoot the next scene.

  30. Marco

    When she gets older and her looks go, she’ll be so out of work, perhaps doing some commercials for feminine products. I don’t think she’s even capable of faking an orgasm in porn.

  31. Watching her with those contact lenses and awful wig/dye job was painful. She was just letting out what the rest of us wouldn’t because we didn’t want to waste the money–or the saline–on her ass.

  32. See Alice

    Stop making Threats and just do it !

  33. sparky

    She is a terrible actress. That’s why she’s never been the star of a good movie. She’s cute but I’ve never met anybody with substance who appreciates her acting talent or lack of. The only thing that has kept her working is the Lad Mags that photoshop her. If they published un-retouched photos, she’d be done.

  34. awwwww

    she’s not the greatest actress ever but she has a point, 99% of the movies she was in were shit, same with the script. she was pretty good in dark angel.

  35. Sian

    Quit? I thought to be able to quit acting, you had to start acting. Hot girl, but she lacks acting ability. Her, Jessica Biel, and Jennifer Lopez.

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