I was like, All right, if she can do it, I can do it. J: When I went from girl body to woman body and all of a sudden I had tits and hips and a little tummy and natural fat in places, I freaked out. I knew I wanted to be in love with the first person I slept with, because for almost everyone I knew, the first experience made them feel like shit.
I'm by no means a Gwyneth Paltrow or Jennifer Aniston— I'm not one of those women with a really thin body. I went through puberty really early, when I was 11. I never hung out with kids my age—I always wanted to hang out with my mom and her girlfriends. So I wanted to be really careful that he was going to be in love with me and wasn't just going to leave me.
This month, she stars opposite Bruce Willis in Sin City, and she has Into the Blue with Paul Walker and Fantastic Four out in July.
But what Jessica is especially excited about these days is her hot new romance with a nonfamous guy named Cash. Cosmo: Your body is featured prominently in your movies— you were a dancer in Honey, you play a stripper in Sin City, and you're in a bathing suit for almost every scene of Into the Blue. Jessica: I get self-conscious, but you have to just embrace it and go with it.
\n Try as she might to fit in and look like everyone else at the low-key Beverly Hills Italian restaurant she chose for her Cosmo interview, actress Jessica Alba fails…miserably.
A baseball cap, brown sweats, and a pink tank top do nothing to conceal her uniquely striking beauty (she's of Mexican, Danish, and French descent) and the kind of curves that make men weak in the knees.
I think I even may have burped…anything to get him not to like me so the date would finally be over. J: I don't want to say, but I will say they're both really nice guys.
It's funny because my mom would [read about my dating someone and] go, "I want to meet so-and-so." Or she'd say, "You're not dating him as far as I'm concerned because I haven't met him." I had a wild period with men for a second, but I wasn't dating any more guys than any other girl—it's just that most people aren't written about in magazines.The brainy babe took advanced-placement courses with a tutor during her two years on Flipper and earned her high school diploma at age 16.She allotted herself two years to make it big in Hollywood…or else go off to college like everyone else she knew.Being cast in 1999's Never Been Kissed gave her the confidence she needed to continue to pursue her acting dreams.I don't really have a problem with just wanting sex. Even when I was a virgin and wanted to marry the first guy who I slept with, I never passed any judgments about that. Really, really liking him too much…I was already in love with him. People are unbelievably giving and caring and understanding of me because of what I do for a living and because actors tend to get their asses kissed everywhere they go, so I can be extra-understanding in a relationship.