Jessica Alba is gearing up for the release of beauty products through her 'Honest Company' this month and she is the September 2015 cover star of Allure magazine. On the cover which was shot by Carter Smith, JAlba is wearing a PRADA FALL 2015 tweed embellished dress. For her beauty look, an espresso smokey eye and light medium cut finished up her look. In the issue, Jessica talks being compared to Gwyneth Paltrow, refusing certain roles, her Honest Company and more. Continue below to read the excerpts from her interview. For on JAlba's feature, visit Allure.com and pick up a copy
CALVIN KLEIN blouse & AKRIS skirt.
On being compared to Gwyneth Paltrow:
"What I think is unfair is to lump actresses together. People aren't lumping Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher together. They do other businesses. 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."
On refusing certain acting roles:
"I never wanted to play into a stereotype, where it's like, 'Oh, you're just the girl who gets saved by the guy,' and she doesn't know how to make decisions, and she gets overwhelmed with all this stuff happening around her. Women are freaking resilient. If there's a role where I feel comfortable doing that, sure. It's just I never felt like being naked was going to make the movie any better. If anything, it was just going to exploit me for no reason."
On her 'Honest Company' & if she still feels strongly about acting:
"We have 5,000 to 7,000 touchpoints with our customers every day, and they've been telling us from day one that they want us to make beauty products. I did.
On husband Cash Warren:
"Gosh, it wouldn't really be possible without him. 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.... The partner that you choose to go through life with you, that's your chosen family."