Jessica Alba Blasts 'Unfair' Gwyneth Paltrow Comparisons


Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow are both successful actresses-turned-business owners, but they're also both in agreement on another point -- they're definitely not fans of being compared to one another.

In a new interview with Allure, 34-year-old Jessica says she's tired of the comparisons between The Honest Company and Goop.

"What I think is unfair is to lump actresses together," the Sin City actress says. "People aren't lumping Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher together. They do other businesses."

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"I think it's expected that when you get success in one area, you're supposed to evolve and try to do something else -- especially in business, and especially if you're a man," she adds.

Gwyneth echoed Jessica's statements in June, when she was asked by Time about other sites like Blake Lively's Preserve and Reese Witherspoon's Draper James.

"I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy's ancillary liquor line," she mused. "I'm fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box. Jessica, especially, who’s a friend of mine -- our businesses could not be more different. There's not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different."

"People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I'm slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake," the Mortdecai actress added. "Yes, there are similarities. But there aren't stories in Time written saying, 'Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!'"

Obviously, both Jessica and Gwyneth are successful in their own right. Jessica actually gives a lot of credit for the success of the Honest Company to her husband since 2008, Cash Warren.

"Gosh, it wouldn't really be possible without him," she gushes. "He helped me put together my initial business plan. He was always my biggest cheerleader but never gave me unrealistic expectations and never criticized me so much where I felt defeated. Having someone who genuinely has your back, no matter what, there's nothing like that.... It's a real unconditional love.... "

However, in April, Jessica showed she could be tough all on her own when it comes to handling business. "Sometimes I'm a little more iron fist than velvet glove," she admitted to More magazine about running her billion-dollar empire. "I'm straight to the point. I've made people cry."

"I have to say, 'This isn't personal,'" she continued. "'This is what needs to get done, and it's just as simple as that. And …we're not crying anymore.' I'm learning to tone myself down."

Allure Magazine

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