Jessica Alba says she felt objectified during her years starring on “Dark Angel.”
The actress is on the June cover of Marie Claire magazine, where she opens up about her early years of fame and her “Maxim-ready” looks.
“I had a show [‘Dark Angel’] that premiered when I was 19. And right away, everyone formed a strong opinion about me because of the way I was marketed. I was supposed to be sexy, this tough action girl. That’s what people expected…I felt like I was being objectified, and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to be chic and elegant!”
But now that she is older, Alba says she is more comfortable owning her femininity and sexuality.
I’ve learned how to own it, but I’m still not very overt. There are some women who dress for men. I dress for myself. It took me some time to get here. Being a mom and feeling grown-up have helped. Now if I’m going to wear something short, it has to have a high neck or a little sci-fi toughness to it, an edge.”
ldquo;I like to get positive attention,” she adds. “But if I have a choice between someone noticing in a negative way what I’m wearing and going, ‘What was she thinking?’ or someone not noticing what I’m wearing, I would rather not make a statement at all and just have a good conversation instead.”
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