Jessica Alba Says She Isn't 'the Best Actress Ever' But She Has Her 'Moments'
By Scott Baumgartner
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Jessica Alba is sharing how she really feels about her skills as an actress.
The Honest Company co-founder appears on the cover of the latest issue of Health Magazine, and inside,she opens upabout how her perception of herself has grown and changed over the years.
“When I was younger, I thought I wasn’t smart,” she admits. “I didn’t have a conventional or higher education. Now, after starting a business, I feel OK with identifying myself as smart.”
“I even felt inferior saying I was an actress without being classically trained. It took me a while to find my confidence,” she continues. “I may not be the best actress ever, but do I have my moments? Definitely. And don’t underestimate street smarts -- all of that hustle and life experiences. You have to roll with the punches -- that’s how you’re going to be successful in life.”
The leading lady also shares how she maintains self-care, which involves paying close attention to her moods and feelings.
“Wellness is all about checking in. Some days I just need to go in my room and read a book for an hour and put a face mask on,” she explains. “Other days I need to wake up at 5:15 a.m. and get a spin class in to feel good -- even though I hate waking up early. I’ve tried to get into TM, a type of meditation, but it felt so hard-core. Wellness should feel like something I want to do. If I’m going to do a meditation, I like to do a guided one, and there are apps for that.”
The 37-year-old movie star also offers this striking anecdote about drinking celery juice: “I tried celery juicing, and it empties your bowels in a very violent way all day long -- and I like things that taste good, and that just doesn’t taste good.”
In the caption, she explained the new ink, writing, “Honor Gemini,” “Haven Leo" and “Hayes Capricorn" -- a combination of the names of her three kids, ages 10, 7 and 1 respectively, whom she shares with husband Cash Warren, along with their zodiac signs.