Jessica Alba [Sin City, Machete, Deep Blue, Fantastic Four] in an earlier interview with Elle magazine via Moviefone gave choice soundbites about her craft, saying things like "Good actors never use the script unless it's amazing writing. All the good actors I've worked with, they all say whatever they want to say." This, of course, endeared her to no one, least of all writers like John August, who fired back with "Following your logic, you've never been in a movie with both good actors and amazing writing. That may be true, but it might hurt the feelings of David Wain, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller."
Now she is leaving the screenwriters behind and taking on the directors in discussing her recent failures, like 2007's Good Luck Chuck and 2008's The Love Guru, she blames "first-time directors". She even all but admitted that she made those films for the money: "I know I haven't been swimming in the deep end with some of the movies I've done ... I wasn't trying to. I knew what they were."
As for 2007's Fantastic Four sequel, she had nothing nice to say about the process of working for director Tim Story. "I wanted to stop acting," she said. "The director was like, '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 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, 'Fuck it. I don't care about this business anymore."