Jessica Alba on the Gwyneth Paltrow Comparisons: It's Unfair to Lump Actresses Together
Here’s what the 34-year-old actress and businesswoman had to share with the mag:
On the Gwyneth Paltrow comparisons: “What I think is unfair is to lump actresses together. People aren’t lumping Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher together. They do other businesses. I think it’s expected that when you get success in one area, you’re supposed to evolve and try to do something else—especially in business, and especially if you’re a man.”
On refusing certain roles: “I never wanted to play into a stereotype, where it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re just the girl who gets saved by the guy,’ and she doesn’t know how to make decisions, and she gets overwhelmed with all this stuff happening around her. Women are freaking resilient.”
On nudity: “If there’s a role where I feel comfortable doing that, sure. It’s just I never felt like being naked was going to make the movie any better. If anything, it was just going to exploit me for no reason.”
On her husband Cash Warren: “Gosh, it wouldn’t really be possible without him. He helped me put together my initial business plan. He was always my biggest cheerleader but never gave me unrealistic expectations and never criticized me so much where I felt defeated. Having someone who genuinely has your back, no matter what, there’s nothing like that…. It’s a real unconditional love…. The partner that you choose to go through life with you, that’s your chosen family.”
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Also pictured inside: Jessica handing out Honest + STATE Bags with Yoobi supplies to kids entering kindergarten on Monday (August 17) in Arleta, Calif.