The Reason We Don’t See Jessica Alba in Movies Anymore
There was a period in Hollywood when you couldn’t see a movie without Jessica Alba starring in it. She was one of the best-known stars. From ‘Sin City’, ‘Honey’ to ‘Fantastic Four’, she was everywhere. Then, all of sudden, things in her personal life started happening that affected her professional life, and we started seeing less of her.
Unplanned things happen to everyone, even to those in Hollywood. Things that happened to Jessica Alba are things that pushed her forward her new path in life. Let’s discover what exactly happened to Alba and how she overcome obstacles from her troubled past. Moreover, let’s see how her new and unexpected path in life and career was coined.
23. California Girl
Jessica Alba war born into a modest family in California. Her Mexican-American father worked nights as a cook, while her mother was flipping burgers during the day and bartended by night.
Alba often said that she knew that something was missing in her family. She even said once: “I always thought I was born into the wrong family, that I was… royalty and nobody knew it but me.” Maybe this attitude gave her the strength to overcome the biggest obstacles in her life.
22. The First Incident
From a young age, Jessica’s self-confessed sense of entitlement got her into numerous problems. Her rebellious attitude didn’t help. Simply said, she was problematic.
Being a rebellious girl in a Christian house next to a father employed in the U.S. Army, wasn’t easy for sure. Her schooling didn’t help as well. She had a run-up with a teacher in preschool, that formed her life.
21. Authority Problems
One day in school while writing something in class her teacher approached her. The teacher noticed Alba writing with her left hand, which was unacceptable. So, her teacher forced her to change that habit.
Jessica was forced to practice writing with her right hand. No one could explain to her why she has to do it, and she couldn’t understand it on herself. She said, “I have had a big problem with authority ever since.” That rebellious attitude from a young age took her to unexpected places.
20. Young Parents
Her parents feel in love young and had two kids, Jessica and her brother Joshua. Jessica once told Rolling Stone, that it felt like “we all grew up together.” At a very young age, she noticed that her life was different than her peers. And she wanted out.
When she was five she told everyone that she wants to act and that she is going to be an actress. Not everyone took her for serious. But she was on a mission to prove them wrong.
19. Childhood Issues
While growing up, Jessica had more problems than just young parents. Her parents have rather a diverse ancestry, including French, Mexican, and Danish. For a child its not easy to bear with so much diversity.
While growing up, she felt like she didn’t belong anywhere. She didn’t see her self in a positive light. That was about to change.
18. House Rules
Alba was raised by a religious Christian family with many strict house rules. They even had a rule – no intimacy before marriage. So, while growing up Jessica was always dressing pretty modestly.
However, although she didn’t want enormous attention, she just couldn’t escape from being noticed, by men mostly. She wasn’t excited about it.
17. Body Issues
Jessica was often approached by older men which made her feel scared and uncomfortable. She decided to talk with her youth pastor. But the pastor made a comment about her choice of clothes that made her even more miserable.
After this, Alba started feeling self-conscious about her body. She couldn’t know at that moment, but that will change for her.
16. Acting Contest
When she was 11, Alba convinced her mother to take her to an open acting contest in Beverly Hills. The prize was free acting classes.
Alba almost won. So, her parents decided to support her and she started with acting classes. Just nine months later she was signed by a talent agent!
15. First Role
Only a year after she was signed by a talent agent, Jessica started in her first film, comedy ‘Camp Nowhere’. She was already a young woman, modeling, and doing commercials. She was preparing for bigger things.
While she was enjoying her fame and her work, strange things started happening. It seems that everything was too good to be true.
14. Bizarre Man
Jessica’s career kicked off when she was hired to play in show ‘Flipper’. It was filmed in Australia, and that’s where strange events started happening.
One day Jesica started getting strange phone calls. There was a man who she didn’t know calling her every day. She believed that it was just a fan and that it was nothing to worry about. Oh, how wrong she was.
13. Than It Happened
Calls continued and she still ignored them. Until one day while on a set, someone came behind her and snatched her off the set.
Soon after the crew noticed that Alba is missing, they started looking for her. After a few hours, they decided to contact the local police. Alba was a minor, so the police took is beyond serious.
12. Fourteen Hours Later
It was almost 14th hours of Jessica’s disappearance. Luckily, they manage to find her, but they couldn’t believe their eyes.
She was tied up and gagged in the trunk of the car. This was a real-life movie scene. However, she didn’t let this moment shake her life or her career. So, she continued building her name.
11. Dark Angel
After the unfortunate event, Jessica continued working on her career. She landed a role in ‘Dark Angel’ where she met Michael Weatherly. For Michael, she broke the ‘nothing before the marriage’ rule.
Although Michael was 12-years-older and her parents were against that relationship, she said yes when he proposed. However, the marriage lasted only for two years. Soon after she got her major movie role and meet someone special.
10. Fantastic Four
In 2004, Alba hit another career milestone, by playing the Invisible Woman, in Fantastic Four. While on the set she met someone special.
Alba met Cash Warren, a production assistant. For her, it was love-at-the-first-sight. But, there was just one problem.
9. Jessica Wasn’t Single
At the time, Jessica was dating someone else. Therefore, Warren had to be put into a friend zone. Still, he was determined not to stay there too long, so he made a move.
One day he approached her and handed her a note with a dollar sign on it (his name is Cash). The note said: “I really, really like you.” She had no choice but to do the following.
8. Forever Goodbye
Alba had to do what was expected from her, so she ended her relationship with her boyfriend at the time. She started dating Warren,. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long.
Warren was very jealous, so Alba decided to leave him. However, they got back together after a few months and they had some big news soon after.
7. Happily Ever After
Once they got back together, they had something to share. Alba was pregnant. Oh, they were engaged as well. But, still, this couldn’t explain her disappearing from the big screen.
Jessica and Cash got married in 2008 and have been together ever since. In the meantime, she got some major awards, including the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. But where is she now?
6. The Big Break
There was a period when Jessica was seen on the big screen all the time. Then she just disappears. As it turned out, Jessica had different plans.
Jessica told everyone that she is not taking the movie industry too serious anymore. She even criticized the director of Fantastic Four for telling her ”to cry prettier”. So, she took a different road.
5. Philanthropy And Vandalism
In 2009 Jessica decided to step into philanthropic work. She was so passionate about it that she even super-glued posters on different places, including a billboard in downtown. Official forced weren’t happy about it.
When the police confronted her about her actions, she stated how she “got involved in something I should have had no part of”. She was just trying to bring attention to the lower population of great white sharks. After that, she had more business-related plans.
4. The Honest Company
As it turned out, Alba cares deeply about the environment. Therefore, she decided to launch a different baby and body non-toxic products. The company is named The Honest Company.
She launched the business with Christopher Gavigan. Two are a great duo, who expanded the company’s portfolio to beauty products as of 2015. So far, the company had only success.
3. The Honest Life
Alba wrote a book about her experience as an entrepreneur. Therefore, she launched the book ‘The Honest Life’ in 2013. Surprisingly, the book was a success.
The book was so big success that it landed 8th place on the New York Times bestseller list. ‘The Honest Life’ is about her experience creating a toxin-free life for her family members. This project wasn’t her last success.
2. Charity Ambassador
Jessica is also an ambassador for numerous charity organizations, including Baby2Baby and 1Goal movement. She is so busy without Hollywood, and it seems that loves her new roles.
Nevertheless, there is one more reason why she took a step back from the movie industry. Only people close to her knew this reason.
1. Family Life Is The Most Important
Nowadays, Alba claims that making movies is easy. But keeping your family is what seems to matter the most. She is a full-time mom, entrepreneur, and wife. No wonder that we see less Jessica on the big screen these days.
For good movie projects, Alba will make some time, but until then she is creating a better world!