So says the girl who shows off some major skin on the cover of Marie Claire magazine.
You know I adore Jessica Alba (especially with her family-oriented attitude and her Honest Company) and she covers Marie Claire’s June 2012 issue. After playing Dark Angel and other sexy roles, Alba had enough which is why she kind of went into hiding from the acting circuit to spend more time with her fam. In the interview with Marie Claire, Jess talks sexiness, being sexy and confidence. Check out the highlights below.
ON BEING CAST AS SEXY:
“I had a show [Fox's 'Dark Angel'] that premiered when I was 19. And right away, everyone formed a strong opinion about me because of the way I was marketed. I was supposed to be sexy, this tough action girl. That’s what people expected…I felt like I was being objectified, and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to be chic and elegant!”
ON GAINING CONFIDENCE:
“Now that I’m older, I’ve learned how to own it, but I’m still not very overt. There are some women who dress for men. I dress for myself. It took me some time to get here. Being a mom and feeling grown-up have helped. Now if I’m going to wear something short, it has to have a high neck or a little sci-fi toughness to it, an edge.”
ON HER FORMER SEXY IMAGE:
“I like to get positive attention. But if I have a choice between someone noticing in a negative way what I’m wearing and going, What was she thinking? or someone not noticing what I’m wearing, I would rather not make a statement at all and just have a good conversation instead.”
I get what she’s trying to say here, but I know damn well she’s not complaining about the million dollar paychecks! Bitch, please!
For more of the interview and to see some photos, go here.