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Jessica Alba Brings the Quote of the Day

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From Elle:

Her low point was when her director told her she was ugly when she cried: “I wanted to stop acting,” Alba says. “I hated it. I really hated it.” Actually, it was the lack of acting she hated. “I remember when I was dying in Silver Surfer,” she says, referring to the 2007 Fantastic Four sequel in which she plays a woman who alternates between being invisible and wearing a spandex catsuit. “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.’ And 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-ck it. I don’t care about this business anymore.’”

… says Jessica.

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Mia
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oh geez, here we go again. I hate Jessica Alba quotes, her stories are always so convoluted and self-serving. She is such a good actress that directors tell her to tone is down…blah blah blah. I’m so impressed by her ability to tap into raw human emotion, it’s just too bad these hot shot hollywood directors are too stupid to recognize that, right?? nothing about the business is real, they’re just looking for another pretty face. Cry me a river, Jessica Alba, you really have it so rough in your profession. Try working in the real world where compensations are… Read more »
Myriam
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Myriam

+1 !!!
She’s super-pretty imo, but really really really annoying.

Annie
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Annie

Thanks, Mia! You saved me some time from typing out the exact same sentiment.

Jessica, honey, perhaps if you didn’t rely solely on your looks and could actually ACT then you would be offered some serious roles.

lc
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Amen Mia! I agree 110%. So over her stupid quotes.

emely
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emely

completely agreed! i am just going to add one thing here- she gets paid more money than some of us make in a lifetime just for doing one movie, is it really too much to ask that she, in that one movie, delivers a performance that suits the directors vision without being a b— about it?

gray
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gray

Agreed.
If she wants to play “intense” characters, why did she accept this role? Didn’t she read the script before saying yes?

padme
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padme

Yeah seriously, nobody wants to see raw human emotion when they go see the Silver Surfer lol. They go for the explosions & to see girls in spandex suits (that’s you Jessica! lol).

Why doesn’t she just retire if she hates it so much, or actually take some acting classes so she can get some serious roles.

Polly
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Polly

Oooh, you’re so badass Jessica. Her quotes never amount to much.

Lovisa
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everything she talkes about refers to her beauty. so sick and tired of her!

Sidney
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Sidney

So all of her bad acting has been down to directors not wanting her to tap into real emotions. Now i get it. Poor her.

flossy
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flossy

Heheh I thought the same thing! When in doubt blame the directors rather than your lack of range/ acting ability.
She was dire in the Fantastic 4 movies and totally miscast. Laura Dern, Kelly Lynch, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reece Witherspoon and Charlize Theron would have all done a much better job. But hey what do I know!!! She should be thankful her overrated arse got the gig to begin with.

Ramie
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Ramie

Boo hoo………….they didn’t want real emotions in a cheesy movie like “the Silver Surfer”? You are getting paid millions of dollars…make whatever face the director wants!

Casey
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Casey
Eh, self-serving or not I do think she brings up and interesting point. She is hired for her roles to be the “pretty girl” usually, so I do believe that if she was scrunching up her face, they told her to not do it because they want to make her look “pretty.” I do wholeheartedly believe that in the movies she has done, the directors would sacrifice genuine human emotion for visual appeal. And I don’t think she is talking about her acting skills being so infinitely superior as some of you have interpreted her quote. I think she is… Read more »
artemis
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artemis

exactly 🙂

Nina
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Nina

I agree. It amazes me how people on here are so judgmental and will often interpret everything the worst way possible.

Astrid
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Astrid

What an undeserving wench. She needs to shut up she’s turning into the new Megan Fox.

Emmanuelle
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Emmanuelle

Like the other article about her saying good actors never follow the scripts, why does she keep biting the hands that feed her? She certainly can make a mistake once, but twice in a row? I believe she does want to leave Hollywood.

Futon Fighter
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Futon Fighter

Do you just pick these quotes of the day for Jessica Alba so everyone can start ragging on her?

That said, I don’t think it would matter what the quote was. I wondered how the posters here would turn it around, now I realise it doesn’t matter what you say if people want to hate you they’ll find a reason no matter what comes out of your mouth.

CGI tears though? Seriously? No wonder all the actors on that film seemed to end up ticked off.

Shelly
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Shelly

Oh please, nobody’s hating on her. The woman is a moron, how is it everybody elses fault she sound like an concieted idiot everytime she does an interview. Sometimes it’s not that deep some people are just full of it, and she’s one of them.

Casey
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Casey
Some celebrities just irk people, whether for a good reason or not. I don’t think what Jessica said here is as self-serving as people are making it out to be. I actually think she tells us some interesting things that I think a lot of people here would have a lot to say about if they would put aside their personal dislike of her and actually read the quote objectively. But if people feel like she’s conceited, reading objectively won’t be an option. When we’re presented with new information, our brain automatically searches our memory for things pertaining to the… Read more »
Casey
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Casey

are not*

Mia
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I think there is either one of two things going on here: 1. Jessica Alba truly is arrogant. When the majority of people perceive you in a certain way, you have to start wondering if there is a reason behind that. Or, 2. All her quotes are constantly misconstrued, in which case she needs to either: work on articulating herself better, OR higher a better publicist. I just think that individuals who are truly nice and down to earth are rarely misjudged as otherwise. Of course, there may be exceptions to these rules, but in general when so many people… Read more »
Jill
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Jill

I agree with you completely. This far into the game and after years of doing interviews you know what your saying and doing. I think she is arrogant and pretty dilusional to say the least. Sorry to the fans but like some one said in an earlier comment, sometimes it’s not that deep she is just full of herself and seems to think she’s good at what she’s doing. Truth is she’s not. When your good there’s no debate.

lc
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I absolutely agree with both of you. She is perceived a certain way for a REASON, not because of some coincidence or preconceived notion.

mystic
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mystic

Good grief Jessica, a low point? get out of hollywood and live in the real world!

bd53
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that would be rough but i’m guessing she’s over exaggerating. this girl is so insecure from the things she says… she over thinks everything way too much. chill the ff— out

Kay Cee
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Kay Cee

Maybe if she were an actual artist I would be horrified but come on, she’s doing a big budget Hollywood movie that’s made solely to make money. It’s not as if she’s doing an art piece, she’s just doing those cliche mainstream movies that just want her to look pretty in tight clothes. If she wanted to be a real actress she would look at the script not at the fame or money.

Lara
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She seems to have issues :/ I really doubt she realizes how her comments offend many more ordinary women

Erica
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Erica
Well, she is obviously kind of out of touch with reality – but what else do we expect from her? She has never been an Oscar contender – just a hot bod, a pretty face and a passable actress! I don’t think anyone expects deep pearls of wisdom from her or anything! What she talks about is just what people expect from a pretty movie star – so I don’t blame her for it. What she says is quite sad and I’m sure very true of what directors expect from eye-candy actresses. Everyone looks ugly when they cry – that’s… Read more »
Pie
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Superficial and worthless director?! While I have no idea who the director is, or what the movie was (I think it’s Fantastic Four but I’m not sure), I don’t think he deserves to be called superficial and worthless. Some directors want raw emotion that will make the audience feel almost uncomfortable, some take a more stylistic approach. This was a cheesy, silly action movie about superheros, and Jessica knew that when she signed on. This wasn’t a movie meant to showcase acting or highlight their emotions. I’ve said this before on this website, but the director is the person who… Read more »
Erica
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Erica

Well, maybe I was a bit harsh, but it seems to me that he will never be a truly good director if he doesn’t want real emotion from his actors. Of course, that might not be his aim anyway – maybe he just wants to be a cheesy movie director and not do anything artistic or inspiring. I just think it’s superficial to want ‘pretty’ crying and that doesn’t have the mark of a good director to me.

Maya
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Maya

Hahaha! I don’t even know where to start.
I just have to support everyone who commented or implied she was completely annoying and/or irrelevant.

Pie
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Oh my gosh… First the scriptwriters comment now THIS?! Did she wake up one morning and decide to bad-mouth everyone in Hollywood until she digs herself into a hole, just like Megan Fox did when she bad-mouthed Michael Bay? Seriously though, it’s become impossible to ignore the fact that this woman is a complete moron. I love how she vehemently refuses to take responsibility for her terrible acting. First the quote saying she knew the roles she was taking weren’t challenging enough, now this? It seems to me like someone finally told her what a terrible actress she is, now… Read more »
lc
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Please STFU Jessica Alba.

deanna
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The director didn’t even call her ugly. She’s so stupid and annoying.

lei
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I read a quote where she said she picked the movies she did based on how much money they’d make. So she should probably STFU as long as she keeps picking blockbusters where she’s chosen to be nothing but a pretty face.

yevette
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yevette

What blockbusters? Fantastic Four was gonna make big money regaurdless of who was in it because it’s based on a popular comic book. She got lucky being cast in that which by the way WTF she looked like a vampire or some S***. She’s never opened a movie on her name. And I love how she’s all extra Mexican pride now. I wonder where that pride was when she slapped on the blonde wig and put in those blue contacts. She is so full of crap.

Mhell
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Mhell
Everyone is entitled to her own opinion, but I think we’re being a tad harsh here. Yes, we pretty much all think she’s pretty/beautiful/etc and maybe she believes that some of the time, but who knows, maybe she feels as horribly ugly as some of us feel the rest of the time. I feel quite bad for her actually. She seems very insecure (I do think she is genuine when she says things like the quotation above). I can understand how easy it may be to get wrapped up in negative thoughts about yourself and not comprehend how trivial and… Read more »
Nessa
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Nessa

seriously why is she still giving interviews, I knew she wasn’t a great actress, but the fact that she’s b—ing about it makes her more unattractive by the minute. seriously she’s beautiful, but she shouldn’t talk so much

luella
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luella

People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn’t see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one. People you run into feel that, well, who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe? They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, you know, of any kind of nature – and it won’t hurt your feelings.

Marilyn Monroe

Scott
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Scott

Maybe she should not do anymore interviews. The one thing she does seem to be good at is making herself sound really stupid.

mel
Member

Why does everyone hate her so much? I love her look and I think she’s absolutely beautiful. How is she as annoying as Kim Kardashian even? Yet she is getting more hatred than Kim …

Kimberly
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Kimberly

As pretty as she is, she’s not a great actress. She shouldn’t be one, especially if she’s constantly complaining about directors and scripts etc. Honestly, I think she should fade away into the sunset.

Vic
Guest

damn!…that girl is really full of herself. Too bad she is never going to know how much of a bad actress she is. I stil cant believe that are people willing to pay millions for her “work”. The world is full with nicer, prettier and more talented actress that Alba

Michael Huynh
Member

She is so beautiful that she doesn’t have to act to make a film a big hit. Her appearance in the movie is enough.

prefers to be plush
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prefers to be plush

She should stick to regular films and skip the stupid special effects ones, or just realize that all she’ll get out of the special effects films is a fat paycheck. She is a good actress.

Cleopatra
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Cleopatra

She’s either trying to make women feel good about themselves by constantly criticizing her own beauty;or she is just trying to say..well..I am a talented actress not just a pretty face.

tinyballerina
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tinyballerina

Jessica,
If you don’t care about the business anymore and seem so hurt and annoyed by what that director said, then why don’t you just 1. Leave Hollywood OR 2. Start making films that use your true raw emotional talent.

OH WAIT, you don’t have any talent so you cant do #2
….so yeah, just go with #1 and go AWAY!

trypsine
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trypsine

I don’t understand why everybody hates her so much. Ok she’s not the cleverest girl on earth, but she doesn’t seem to be that stupid, or even full of herself. It’s like everything she says was misunderstood…
And I think she’s not a bad actress when she plays in a good movie and when she’s well directed : just watch The killer inside me!

Simon
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Simon

she’s even worse at acting than megan fox and i didn’t think that was possible, at least Megan looks good!

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