Jessica Alba, who we're more used to seeing daily in her workout gear and growing baby bump, looks glam and fun in February's Elle Magazine. Just about the only unexpected skin she's showing off, however, is the tattoo on the back of her neck. Unfortunately, the interview took place before she was openly pregnant so we'll have to wait to hear her gush about that, instead she talks about — what else — her sexuality and Zac Efron. Here are highlights:
- On using her sex appeal in her career: “I think there are ambitious girls who will do anything to be famous, and they think men in this business are used to women doing that. . . . Contrary to how people may feel, I've never used my sexuality. That's not part of it for me. When I'm in a meeting, I want to tell you why I'm an asset, how I'm a commodity, how I can put asses in the seats, not, 'There's a chance you're going to be able to f*** me.' That's never been my deal.”
- On turning 27: “I'm anticipating it . . . I'm feeling old, yes . . . 27 was when Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Jim Morrison all died.”
- On meeting Zac Efron: “He looks like a child with a lot of makeup. I was like, 'My God, you're just a little kid.'”
While the first part is pretty standard fare coming from Jessica these days, I will admit that Efron quote is kind of hilarious. It'll be interesting to see how her image and maybe even acting roles change once she's a mom. I guess that's one pretty surefire way for her to get people to look at her as more than a sexual object.
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