Jessica Alba Says Acting Wasn’t ‘Funfor Her When She Was Younger: ‘I Was My Worst Critic

Jessica Alba Says Acting Wasn't 'Fun' for Her When She Was Younger: 'I Was My Worst Critic'

Acting wasn’t always an enjoyable experience for a young 杰西卡·阿尔芭.

In an interview on last Friday’s episode of iHeartRadio’s Let’s Be Real with Sammy Jaye 播客, the 40-year-old said she wasinsecureearly in her career.

“[我曾是] so wildly insecure about my abilities as an actress. I felt so judged,” Alba told host Sammy Jaye, 添加 “I was my worst critic. I think I didn’t feel worthy.

As a result of beingparalyzed with fear,” the Honest Company founder said shenever had a real liberating, fun experiencewhile shooting some of her earlier films.

I just admired people who just were swaggy on set,” she said to Jaye, 17. “It felt like they were just in the zone and you could tell when someone is in the zone and when they just feel good.

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在一个点上, Alba stepped away from acting. And she’s happy she did.

I think taking a break for so long from it and literally having no consequence to whether it works or not, it allows me to have the freedom as a storyteller to just be completely present and try things and I really love it. And it’s brought me real joy,” 说 L.A.’s Finest 星星.

早些时候在采访中, Alba shared that it wasn’t until she was 30 years old that she was able to focus more on the journey and less on the outcome in life.

Actress Jessica Alba attends the "Machete" premiere during the 67th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema on September 1, 2010 在威尼斯, 意大利.

Actress Jessica Alba attends theMachetepremiere during the 67th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema on September 1, 2010 在威尼斯, 意大利.
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I just think all of the outcomes were so disappointing, in Hollywood especially,” Alba said in the interview. “我像, ‘This is so out of my control! 为什么?’ You would have a big weather issue and if 80% of the country is frozen, guess who’s not going to the movie theater that opening weekend? But you’re slotted for that certain opening weekend. … 10 年, someone had spent on this project. You’ve spent at least two years of your life and you think it’s going to turn out some way, and then the country’s frozen over and no one can leave their house.

她继续: “Does that mean it’s a failure? 不. Does that mean, can they take away from your experience creating it and wanting it to be good? 不. But I always looked at that final sort of outcome as what it should have been.

Retraining her brain to look at the situation from a more positive perspective isa hard lesson.

But in a way, it sort of releases you from what is out of your control and allows you to be present in the moment and make the most with what you’ve got,” Alba explained.