Acting always seems like quite the glamorous job. But, actresses Jessica Alba and Mila Kunis revealed this weekend that they almost left. Each woman had a different reason, yet continues to work in the industry.
Jessica Alba was frustrated on the set of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. She actually believes in acting, but her director wanted her to just look pretty. While she attempted to create a believable scene in which she was crying, the director told her to “Cry pretty,” and that they could create computerized tears during the editing process. Alba began to question her own acting ability, and started to hate the process.
Those feelings did not dissuade her from continuing to work, starring in movies, such as Valentine’s Day, and The Killer Inside Me. She also enjoys raising daughter Honor Marie with her husband Cash Warren.
Mila Kunis, on the other hand, revealed that she almost quit acting because at the young age of 20, she had earned enough money from That 70s Show to setÂ her for life. She decided that TV paid better than movies, and feared that she would never again find something so lucrative.
Mila then realized that even though she was happy when she was “poor,” it was actually the job of acting that she enjoyed. Her latest project is the movie Black Swan.
Both actresses’ dilemmas represent two issues plaguing Hollywood today. It is all about looks and money, and little about actual talent, nor a good, original storyline. Is this just a phase in Hollywood, or has this been an ongoing problem? Would either of them really ever quit for their stated reasons?