Maybe it’s just us, but we love new cranky Jessica Alba. First she complains about her gorgeous body, then she scoffs that “good actors never use the script,” despite having appeared in The Love Guru, which many consider to be a modern-day Casablanca, if Casablanca had been terrible. Now we find out that the world almost lost our angry gem as it’s revealed in her upcoming Elle interview that making Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer almost made Jessica Alba quit acting. Which is fitting, since that’s the film that almost made us give up on going to the movies. Or having eyeballs.
Apparently Jessica’sÃ‚Â fury was unleashed when Silver Surfer director Tim Story tried to keep her from, you know, actually acting. “[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 is…deeply messed up. Here we were, thinking movie makers had to draw emotions on Jessica Alba’s face because she was a bad actress. Now she might be terrible, and we have no way of knowing it!
After that incident Alba started to doubt her whole life trajectory. “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.” Thank god Jessica decided to forge ahead, despite everything. What would we have done without such gems as Good Luck Chuck, Valentine’s Day and Little Fockers? We just hope there’s no backlash against Alba for speaking out like this, or else she’ll have tears streaming down her face for sure. And it won’t take no $32 million budget and a supercomputer to put them there.