It’s hard being Jessica Alba. Just imagine it. You’re really pretty. And your hair almost perfectly matches your skin color. Also, people want you to say things on screen. But then they ask you questions when you’re not making a movie, and you kind of come off as a jerk. Stir. And repeat.
When the first quotes from Jessica’s interview from the December issue of Elle Magazine came out, she got in trouble for saying “good actors never use scripts.” And in the full version of the interview, she’s can be seen blaming the poor box office for her films on the directors. But she also doesn’t seem to know how to take direction. Here’s how she explains what went wrong in her scenes in The Fantastic Four:
“[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.’”
Chances are, if she was crying well, he wouldn’t have said those things about her face.