Jessica Alba’s turn in “Machete” – which opens in theaters tomorrow – certainly won’t be her first time teaming up with director Robert Rodriguez; the 29-year-old actress has also worked with the filmmaker for “Sin City” and “Spy Kids 4.”
But "Machete" is nonetheless a change of pace for Alba because she's playing a Latina in the movie - a role she's avoided in the past.
"For me, I never wanted to reinforce any stereotypes about Latin women, and that was why I've shied away from Latin characters I've been offered,” Alba, who is half-Mexican, explained to USA Today. “Most of them reinforced the stigmas. The women whom I grew up with are intelligent, strong women, and unless I read a woman being portrayed that way in a film, I didn't want to play it.”
Her character, Sartana, is an immigration and customs enforcement officer that Alba describes as “an intelligent, fierce, independent woman.”
“There's enough people that will reinforce those stereotypes, and I didn't need to participate in that,” Alba told the paper. “This woman is just as fierce as the men, and so I'm proud to bring that to life and put that imagery in people's heads."
Alba said she’s grown even more aware of the types of characters she plays ever since she had her daughter, Honor Marie, two years ago with husband Cash Warren, 31.
"I have made, since I've had my daughter…a concerted effort to concentrate on the filmmaker, first and foremost, and the role and the story,” she said in the interview. "Before, my priority was very business-driven and business-oriented, and now it's about evolving as an actor more than anything.”
i just love the lip of eva mendes, those are very kissable lips :
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&, we're done here. goodbye everyone from...ThEhOtLiSt! See you next week!
how could i forget her?
& don't forget mila kunis, the hot hot hot russian export!
aYe aYe aYe, eYe agree.
yes, & when they did, eYe agreed with them.
has anyone ever told you you're very agreeable?
eYe agree, we shouldn't go overboard.
well, let's not go overboard eYe.
i know! it's almost as if we're the same person!
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u r an excellent judge o' hotnessness!
views u r correct, turtle's girlfriend on entourage is quite the hotness...check her out
i saw machete & she was fine in it for what the part was, a little eye candy. she was also fine in sin city & that year, before she got ultra skinny, she was incredibly hot. she's not a bad actress though i don't really see a lot of depth in her abilities, but if she sticks to these kinds of roles, she should be okay. as far as her not liking being called mexican, who cares? that's her preference, it shouldn't preclude her from getting movie roles. & what's happened to michelle rodriguez? somehow, her features have softened starting with Avatar, & now she is piping hot. amazing what a little weight & curviness can do for a woman. she was actually hotter than jessica alba in machete. let's see, what else? nope, that's it. so, in conclusion: alba+rodriguez=latina hotness of the highest order. oh, & don't forget rosario dawson. & dania ramirez from entourage...=OhMyGod, she is 2 hot. & richard gere's girlfriend in brooklyn's finest, Shannon Kane, (http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/_kINQiiWPbz/New+York+City+Premiere+Milton+Hershey+School/CaKMMjeK4QR/Shannon+Kane) Ssssss. i realize she's not latina & this has suddenly become a forum for who i think is hot, but, there you have it. tHeHoTlIsT
Jessica Alba is an okay actress, not the best though. However from her past interviews she has made it very clear that she is not proud of her heritage. I think her role should have gone to someone who is proud of their heritage, like Eva Mendez. Not to someone who has said they do not like being called Mexican even if she still has Mexican blood in her. I was born in the US but both of my parents are Colombian.... just because I was born in the US does not all of sudden make me 100% American, I know where my roots are.
Does it really matter what her race is?
She is not 100% Mexican. I do believe she has some Peurto Rican in her as well.
read again, it says HALF mexican...duh!
Jessica Alba is one of the most beautiful woman in Hollywood/World and more importantly everyone who has worked with her says she is a good person with a good heart..Her acting is also improving so I hope she gets better roles.Lindsey Lohan could learn some life lessons from Jessica Alba.I heard the movie is not so good though which is unusual for a film with Robert Deniro.
Lindsey may be a drunk/drug addict, but she is not a hypocrite, who bad mouths her own race. At least Lelo did not get preggers before she got married!!!
A nice a$$ doesn't make you a good actress, but it can certainly land you a job...
Jessica Alba won my vote ever since Dark Angel. She has progressed in all facets of T.V. and film, and she continues to broaden her scope as an actress and a mom. Jessica, as you always do, keep doing what you are doing, looking forward to 'Machete'.
well she is Mexican people!!!
what the Hell is that supposed to mean?!
What about You? you're name is sure fugly. I bet you are a fat slob and im pretty sure you smell like doritos!
I, too, have been a fan of hers since Dark Angel. This movie is shaping up to be good.
@"that kid of hers":
Her and her child are just lovely. You don't talk about children that way. What's wrong with you?
is so freakin UGLY! I'm sorry I know thats an awful thing to say about someone's kid but everytime I see her in mags with Honor (an even uglier name) I just want to write the editor and tell her to photoshop that kid... ughhhhh!
@that kid of hers.......LMAO, thank you for giving me a good laugh, but you're bad, hehehehe
she's an alright actress, but to be honest she hasn't been cast in roles because of her academy award acting... maybe she will finally surprise her fans with this movie.
You go Jess! I've been a huge fan since Dark Angel back in the early 2000's! Looking forward to more great movie roles. I'm a completely straight girl but I would definitely get it on with Miss Alba...
you and maybe 6 other people watced DA, it was horrible!!!! She is such a hypocrite,and bad mouths her co stars. She is just another Jessica that sucks as a actreess. Jessica Biel, Jessica Simpson. She and Jennifer Anniston should get the Razzie award this year for most pityfull actress
Jessica Alba is the worst female actress out there, can't believe she still gets work.
I can think of some others who are worst than her
At least she's nice to look at!!
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