It’s finally here….Tweet
It’s finally here….Tweet
Speaking to MailOnline exclusively about the new movie, Jessica said: ‘My daughter was three and a half when she first saw the movie and now she’s five. But she was mainly really confused about why I was playing the baddie. She was like, “Is she evil?” And then she said, “Are you?” So I said, “Honor, it’s just fun, it’s just a movie – it’s like playing dress up”.
‘But she said, “Why does she have to be bad? Next time, can you play the nice one?” I couldn’t really tell her that it was actually fun to play the baddie!’
Escape From Planet Earth is a departure in more ways than one for Jessica, who made her animated film debut with the role.
And admitting shooting an animated film was more than a little different than what she was used to, Jessica said: ‘I really enjoyed it actually. It was a totally foreign process for me because I didn’t even see any of the other actors who were in the film and for the first couple of days of recording I didn’t even know what my character looked like.
‘It was nice to be able to just go to a studio and play around. It was really good.’
Despite the film having a stellar voice cast, with Brendan Fraser and Sofia Vergara also voicing characters in the film, Jessica didn’t get to meet her co-stars while recording.
She said: ‘We all recorded our scenes separately. I often just worked with the writer who did the other voices.
‘I had him to bounce off of but it is very different when you see the final cut to see how they interact. It was a little bit strange for sure, but that’s just how they do it with the animated films.’
Escape From Planet Earth tells the story of famed astronaut Scorch Supernova (voiced by Fraser) who gets trapped by evil forces on a ‘Dark Planet’, also known as Earth, and has to be rescued by his brother.
But while a lot of the movie is set in space, Jessica admits that exploring the outer realms of the universe isn’t something she’s particularly keen to do.
She said: ‘I have no desire to go into space. I’m claustrophobic so I think I would just freak out if I was in space, I would just want to get out of there. I don’t think I could do that.’
Jessica also spoke about the upcoming new Fantastic Four movie – a remake of the film in which she played Sue Storm.
She added: ‘I think it’s great they’re doing another Fantastic Four – I love that comic book series. I think it’s such a sweet story about family and camaraderie and everyone using their strengths together for the greater good.
‘The Incredibles, which is a sort of animated version of it, is still one of my daughters’ favourite movies, I think because of the universal theme, and Escape From Planet Earth is very much like that – it’s about family togetherness, and putting family first, and that’s why I liked it in the first place.’
In addition to Escape From Planet Earth, Jessica recently reprised her role as Nancy Callahan in upcoming sequel to Sin City – A Dame To Kill For.
She said: ‘She was a really fun character to play again because she’s so different in this film – she’s really a mess. She’s an alcoholic, she’s depressed, so to play someone who’s so completely different to who I am – you know, I have a business, I have kids and I’m a wife and have responsibilities. So to play someone who was just a hot mess was really fun.
‘And then she avenges herself and turns her life around in this really cool, dark way, and becomes this warrior by the end.
‘So it was cool to be able to play someone who starts off as a mess and so self destructive and then by the end she is really taking control of her destiny.’
As well as her movie career, Jessica has had huge success with her company Honest, and is also kept busy with five-year-old Honor and her youngest daughter Haven, two.
But Jessica said she has managed to work out the best way to balance her work and personal lives.
She said: ‘It doesn’t really take that much time to do a movie. Some movies that I do I can do in a week, and you can shoot all of your stuff in that time.
‘And then others you can do two days here, two days there. I’m about to do two movies back to back but they’re both in LA and they’re both about four weeks each, and I think that’s all I’m going to do this year. It’s actually kind of okay.’
Escape From Planet Earth hits cinemas nationwide in the UK on March 7th.
Yep, “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” is the absurd mouthful that is the new title for “Sin City: Dame To Kill For,” reminding you just who exactly penned the pulpy tales that will continue in Robert Rodriguez‘s sequel. Originally slated to drop last year, the ever-busy director pushed things back to give himself more breathing room to get it done, but with the movie coming this summer we’re about to see a lot more.
So from the pages of EW comes the first looks at Nancy (Jessica Alba), Marv (Mickey Rourke) and Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in the film. They show that yes, this will still be sex and violence fuelled fare, which is exactly what it’s supposed to be. And while some of the film is based on Miller’s work, it will also include some new stories too, with Nancy going from pole dancer to ass kicker.
“You see a little girl in that first film. By the end of this, she’s the avenging angel,” Rodriguez says, with Miller adding: “She is sick of being treated—as she puts it—‘as a piece of ass.’”
Co-starring Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, and Stacy Keach, the ‘Dame’ is coming on August 22nd. – IndieWire
Jessica Alba is in negotiations to join Thomas Jane in The Veil, the latest microbudget horror film from Jason Blum‘s Blumhouse.
Phil Joanou is on board to direct the pic, which has a script by Robert Ben Garant, a co-writer on the Night of the Museum movies who also wrote Jessabelle for Blum.
The Veil‘s story revolves around members of a religious cult known as Heaven’s Veil who take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a five-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.
Alba will play the documentary filmmaker who accompanies the survivor back to the compound to investigate what really happened
An April shoot is being eyed.
Alba already worked with Blum on Stretch, a thriller starring Patrick Wilson and Ed Helms. She recently completed the action comedy Barely Lethal for Kyle Newman and has Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in the can. She is repped by CAA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer. – The Hollywood ReporterTweet
Jessica Alba has signed on to star and Kevin Connolly has signed on to direct The Wright Girls, based on the Japanese film 2LDK. Bert V Royal wrote the screenplay and production is set to begin in the second quarter of this year in LA.
The story centers on Kate and Vanessa, co-stars on a past-its-prime sitcom and roommates in real life. When they realize they are both up for the same lead role in a big movie that could catapult their careers, they go from best friends to worst enemies in the course of one action-packed night. Atlas Independent’s William Green and Aaron Ginsberg will produce with Atlas Entertainment’s Alex Gartner. Highland Film Group will sell it at EFM. Alba and Connolly are repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment. Royal is repped by Paradigm. – deadline.comTweet
Jessica talks to Jimmy about her decision to start The Honest Company and some of the products they make, including a four-way crib.
Jessica stopped by the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show last night (January 20, 2014) to promote The Spoils of Babylon. She also discussed The Honest Company, Cash’s birthday party and more…Tweet
Jessica Alba and co spotted on the set of ‘How To Make Love Like An Englishman’ filming in Malibu, California on November 4, 2013.Tweet
Jessica Alba went from preppy chic to biker chick on the set of How To Make Love Like An Englishman in Los Angeles on Tuesday October 29, 2013.Tweet
Jessica Alba was seen showing off a very big baby bump on Monday (October 28) , but it was just for her latest film role.
The actress is currently shooting How To Make Love Like An Englishman in Malibu and was seen wearing the prosthetic pregnancy belly on set.
Jessica made her way into her trailer while dressed in a pink hospital gown, suggesting she was filming scenes in which her character is in labour that day. -Daily MailTweet