Jessica Alba: Money Makes Me Happy

June 8, 2010 By:
Jessica Alba: Money Makes Me Happy

Jessica Alba always looks like a grumpy bear that pooped her pants, but we finally know the key to her happiness--Money! Lots of money!

In a new interview with the Mirror, Jess admits the best thing about being famous is making a boatload of money. She reportedly makes $9 mil a movie, so why does she always look so miserable?

Here are some highlights from the interview:

On the best thing about being famous: “Making lots of money has made me happy. No one else has helped me. I’ve done this all myself, on my own terms. My dad has also turned his real estate business round and my brother is doing well, so we’ve all come up in the world. I enjoy the freedom of traveling, and not having to worry about paying the rent or buying groceries.”

On whether she was cool at school: “My memories of school aren’t great. Acting was the one thing that gave me a break. I was this incredibly shy, awkward child with buckteeth and a thick Texan accent. When I was about eight, my dad came out of the military and we moved to quite an up market part of Los Angeles. We were totally the odd kids out. We lived in the smallest apartment. My mom and dad did different jobs, including working at McDonald’s.”

On being more of an action hero than a sex symbol: “I see myself more of a warrior!” she says. “There isn’t a single part of my body that hasn’t been bloodied or bruised. I’ve broken ribs on stunts, fallen off bikes — you name it.”

On the difficulties she faced trying to fit in at school: “I was bullied so badly my dad used to have to walk me into school so I didn’t get attacked. I’d eat my lunch in the nurses’ office so I didn’t have to sit with the other girls. Apart from my being mixed race, my parents didn’t have money so I never had the cute clothes or the cool back pack.”

On her no-nudity clause: “I will never do a nude scene in a movie. Ever. I can act sexy and I can wear sexy clothes, but I can’t go naked. I think I was always very uncomfortable about the way my body developed. I remember my grandmother would freak if she saw me in a bra and panties — she’d throw a towel over me. I came from a very Catholic family.”