Jessica Alba Doesn’t Like To Draw Attention To Herself

November 5th, 2010 // Leave a Comment
Jessica Alba Elle magazine cover short cleavage

Well, she probably should have thought of that before she decided to keep nude photos of herself on her cellphone.

Jessica Alba opened up to Elle magazine about her life and career. What does she think of her own personality? “I’m shy. I don’t like being the center of attention. But when I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care.”

More tidbits from the interview are after the jump.

On owning up to her choice of roles:
“I know I haven’t been swimming in the deep end with some of the movies I’ve done. I wasn’t trying to. I knew what they were.”

On gaining confidence in her craft:
“I’d been so afraid of criticism ever since I was young. Every time I’d get a critique or some redirection, I’d always just take it very personally, but now I have no problem with it. It’s just a chance to try things a different way. To play more with a character. It also gives me a chance to have some input, to use my voice.”

On being selective with her roles:
“The time I’m not spending with my kid has to be worth it, so when I sat down with my agents after I was ready to go back to work, I told them: It’s all about the directors.”

On her feelings towards being a leading lady:
“Now I prefer I’m not the lead. It’s a totally different approach—way better.”

On her early comedic inspiration:
“When I was a kid, I watched Lucille Ball every day. I watched Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Peter Sellers.”

Share your thoughts on what you think of Jessica Alba as an actress?

By Miu von Furstenberg
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