Jessica Alba will "never stop acting."
Although the 32-year-old actress is branching out into other ventures, such as her lifestyle book The Honest Life, she'll always return to her main creative passion and since becoming a mother to Honor, five, and Haven, three, she's become "fearless" when choosing roles.
"I'm still so passionate about acting and have that as a creative outlet, and it's a big part of who I am; I'll never stop acting. [Having my kids] was the best time of my life. I love it - I feel more fearless as an actress after becoming a mother, which is quite liberating. I'm ready to take on heavier roles, where before I was nitpicky and afraid of so many things."
In 2012, Jessica launched her business The Honest Company - an eco-friendly business which specializes in organically-produced nappies, baby wipes and bath products - and she admits the launch did push her acting aside:
Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke have signed up for the Sin City sequel.
The pair will be directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, which will be in 3D and shot later this year. Other cast members are expected to return but no names have been confirmed.
Shooting will take place in Austin, Texas at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios ahead of a release on October 4, 2013.
The first installment of the crime thriller - set in the corrupt world of Basin City - also starred Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Bruce Willis and was released in 2005. It took $158 million at the box office on a budget of just $40 million.
Jessica has a number of movie roles coming up including Escape from Planet Earth where she voices the part of Lena and Machete Kills. Mickey also has forthcoming films including Java Heat and Black November.
Jessica Alba wants to make another action movie. The 30-year-old actress - who gave birth to Haven Garner, her second daughter with husband Cash Warren, last weekend - thinks it would be "fun" to appear in something similar to her 2000 TV series Dark Angel, which was canceled after two seasons.
"I'd like to do an action movie next as I haven't really done one since Dark Angel. It'd be fun to get back to doing some of those."
Jessica can next be seen in Spy Kids 4; she is a big fan of the franchise and thinks it will still entertain viewers in years to come: "I'm a fan of the Spy Kids movies. It's not just the grown-ups that get to do all the action to save the world. The kids do too, which is really neat. The first was my favorite and I think it's timeless. The theme of a family working together and enjoying every moment still resonates and will do in another 10 years."
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Backdraft (Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
- Blade Runner (The Final Cut): Blu-ray
- Camille: DVD
- Case 39: DVD, Blu-ray
- Catfish: DVD, Blu-ray
- Dinner for Schmucks: DVD, Blu-ray
- Doctor Zhivago (Deluxe Edition): DVD
- El Mariachi/Desperado: Blu-ray
- Ever After: Blu-ray
- Gone with the Wind: Blu-ray
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If you're a Jessica Alba admirer, you probably already know -- and have been disappointed by the fact -- that she doesn't like to do nudity. That's why a scene in the recent film Machete caused many jaws to drop. Well, prepare to have them dropped further.
Although the actress really didn't (fake) expose more than what we see in magazines these days, that extra amount of skin was actually the result of computer magic. As you can see from the before still on the left, the married mother of one wore a strapless bra and underwear for the moment.
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this Tuesday:
- Babies: DVD, Blu-ray
- Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky: DVD, Blu-ray
- Frozen: DVD, Blu-ray
- Get Him to the Greek: DVD, Blu-ray
- Good: DVD, Blu-ray
- Iron Man 2: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Killer Inside Me: DVD, Blu-ray
- Legend of the Seeker: DVD, Blu-ray
- Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Private Eyes: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Thin Red Line: DVD, Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, FOCUS, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Animation, Drama, Family, Horror, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
The Town, Ben Affleck’s second directorial feature, surprised analysts this weekend with a win at the box office. The film, which far surpassed Gone Baby Gone’s $5.5 million debut in 2007, earned $23.8 million—a September-best for Warner Bros. The drama, co-starring Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner, also gave actor Affleck his first #1 film—outside of He’s Just Not that Into You—since Daredevil.
Although many had Easy A topping the charts, the film came in a very respectable second place. The Emma Stone-starrer – which only cost $8 million to produce – generated good reviews and a $17.7 million take.
The weekend’s other two new wide releases also landed in the Top 5. The PG-13 horror film Devil raised $12.3 million while Alpha and Omega, a more family-friendly entry, rang up $9.1 million in ticket sales.
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Who says the third time’s the charm?
Resident Evil: Afterlife—the fourth movie in that sci-fi series—topped the box office this weekend with franchise-breaking numbers. The movie, which was offered in 3D, had the best Evil debut to date. (Yes - higher ticket prices did play into this.) Afterlife‘s $26.7 million take surpassed the bar set by Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007. (That outing opened to $23.7 million.)
Since Resident was the only new wide release, the other notable events occurred outside the Top Ten. The Romantics, starring Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel, opened in limited release with a $45,527 debut. More importantly, the movie averaged $22,764 per theater—the best number for all films over the weekend. In comparison, I’m Still Here—featuring a disheveled Joaquin Phoenix—only had a $5,087 per screen average.
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Although it lacked Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan and Robert De Niro, The American did have two things Machete didn’t: George Clooney and a box office win.
Despite only grossing $13.2 million over the weekend ($16.3 million since Wednesday), the Focus Features entry hit its target. The movie - which was produced for approximately $20 million - managed to top the Robert Rodriguez-actioner by less than $2 million. The American also became Clooney’s best opener - outside of any Brad Pitt-related project - since The Perfect Storm in 2000.
Machete, based on a trailer included in the film Grindhouse, came very close to matching the earlier movie. The Danny Trejo starrer debuted to a modest $11.4 million—about $200,000 short of Grindhouse‘s premiere in 2007.
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“I was so inspired, seeing her on [the Machete] set trying to be beautiful for the camera and yet having to [run off] to change her baby’s diaper. I thought, ‘You know what, that would be great as a spy mom, I’ve got to write that in.’”
-Machete director Robert Rodriguez on why he’ll be working with actress Jessica Alba once again, this time on Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.
(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)
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