Jessica Alba almost quit acting cause of "Fantastic Four"

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  1. RebelMan

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    source:Elle Magazine

    So as the headline says, filming FANTASTIC FOUR (or more specifically RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER) made Jessica Alba want to quit acting. What a coincidence, it made me want to quit watching movies!

    In the same article in which she diminished the work of screenwriters (the full version of which is only now available online), Alba had some harsh words for directors too. Asked why her recent films have been both critical and commercial disappointments, she answered simply, "First-time directors."

    One of the directors on her shitlist would apparently be FANTASTIC FOUR director Tim Story. Recalls Alba, "[He said] '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."

    So motivated she was by this incident, Alba went on to star in GOOD LUCK CHUCK, AWAKE, THE EYE and THE LOVE GURU.

    If it sounds like I'm coming down hard on Alba (get your mind out of the gutter, perv), I suppose I am but only because it seems to be a self-perpetuating situation. I understand that some actresses are asked to do retarded things like "cry pretty" but the quick answer is to stop making movies like that.

    KILLER INSIDE ME was a step in the right direction but Alba hated that film and her next move was to film SPY KIDS 4. I sympathize with her to some degree but there are plenty of young actresses making smart choices (Scarlett Johansson - hate her or not - can do both IRON MAN 2 and MATCH POINT), that Alba needs to do a little better on her own end before criticizing writers and directors.
     

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  2. Ace Convoy

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    ...I liked the F4 movies...
     
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    Sounds like it wasn't the Fantastic Four itself but the people she had to deal with working on it.
     
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    Seriously...a movie that, in my opinion, wasn't horrible, made more money that half the garbage out there *Cough dragonball* is gonna make her quit? Really? REALLY?!
     
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    Maybe she should focus on learning to act instead of being such a whiny bitch.
     
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    Maybe she should do what Halle Berry did... Show her tits for a minute in a movie, no one will care what she says for the rest of the movie! I almost forgot Catwoman thanks to that!
     
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    This...

    ..., although I woulden't object to this either.

    Halle Berry's tits coulden't make me forget how shit Swordfish was thougth.
     
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    She was woefully miscast for FF.

    Sue storm is a kind of distillation of the perfect blonde all-American WASP. Ironically of course we get exactly that kind of actress cast in a bazillion other roles where it is highly inappropriate.
     
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    Fantastic Four 2 almost made her quit? Damn the reboot, FF4-3 needs to happen so they can finish the job. Then she can sign on to that Kardashian show or something and I won't have to hear about her again.
     
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    yeah her performance and the way she was made to look like an un-hispanic in that movie was horrible.
     
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    I liked Swordfish, but I honestly don't remember the boobies part! LOL!
    Will have to watch it again.
     
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    The more Alba opens her mouth the more I dislike her. She just strikes me as another ungrateful, overcritical, prima donna. Funny that she praised her role in Machete.
     
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    The first one was fairly decent the second one....never happened and lets leave it at that.
     
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    Those FF films almost made me quit watching movies.
     
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    Those FF movies made me not want to watch the FF movies.
     
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    That sounds a lot like many of my fantasies that involve her.
     
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    ^ This.

    :lolol :lolol :lolol 
     
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    Wow, she's really not helping herself is she?

    All I can think of is Joey Tribiani, and his interview in Friends where he says he writes his own lines in 'Days of our lives, so the writers promptly kill him off in the show by falling down a lift shaft.
     

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