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Jessica Alba reveals daughter Honor was unimpressed with her voicing a villain in Escape From Planet Earth

Escape-from-Planet-Earth-Jessica-Alba-as-LenaSpeaking 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.

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Collider.com interviews Jessica Alba discussing Sin City 2 and more

Collider.com sat down with Jessica Alba recently during the Escape from Planet Earth press junket to discuss the 3D flick, A.C.O.D., and more importantly Sin City 2!. CLICK HERE to read the full interview.

Sin City 2 is one of these projects that everyone talked about for years, that honestly I just lost faith that it was going to happen and then all of the sudden it did.

Alba: Out of nowhere right?

Out of nowhere and he has everybody in Hollywood in the movie, like everyone.  Talk a little bit about when you first heard that it was coming back and that you were going to be a part of it.

Alba: I think like you every six months to a year it was like “We’re going to do it, when’s the next one coming?  Oh yeah, we’re going to do it.  We’re going to do it.  We’re going to do it.” And then at a certain point it was just like OK, I just didn’t believe it.  It was like “We’re going to start in the summer, we’re going to start in the fall” but then when we actually got the start date and I was there on the set it was like a dream.  I was like, “Am I really here?  Are we really here?  OK, just making sure.” And Jamie [Chung] filmed the day before me and I was like “Are we really doing this?” So yeah, it was surreal and I ran into Rosario [Dawson] and for all of us it’s really cool.  I got to work with Bruce [Willis] and with Mickey [Rourke] and it’s probably one of the best times of my life working on the second.  The first was like open the doors and this has been, certainly as an artist, the best experience.

What’s interesting is that everyone I’ve spoken to that’s been working on it has been telling me that its literally all green screen, that everyone is filming their stuff and then he’s going to put it all together in post.

Alba: That’s how the first on was.

It seems even more extreme on this one, but maybe I’m not hearing it right.

Alba: It’s exactly the same as the first one.  I got to work with Mickey this time, which I didn’t work with him the first time, even though we were in scenes together, I did my scenes with Robert, so that was nice, to be able to work with Mickey because I’ve always been a huge fan of his.

Talk a little bit about what the process is like working for Robert when you’re on green screen like that.  How much is he showing you the pre-vis or the art work to show you what it’s going to look like or is it a lot of imagination going on?

Alba: Well this is- mine is an original story so there wasn’t a lot to base it off of, but Frank [Miller] has been drawing.  So it’s just crazy.  It was neat to see their process, Robert and Frank’s, and their collaboration and what they inspire from each other and get out of each other and what they’re creating.  It’s really like the 2.0 version of Sin City and it’s pretty amazing.

I’m going to run out of time with so I do want to ask you what you are thinking about for the rest of the year in terms of roles.  Obviously we could talk about Machete Kills, or Machete Kills Again in Space, but I am curious what you’re thinking about for the future is there a certain role that you’re looking after or going for?  What’s percolating?

Alba: A couple of things.  I’m about to go on a book tour, I just wrote a book and its coming out in march so that’s the next thing that I’m thinking about and I have a company that I started about a year ago, so my company, you know, every day I’m the president.  So that’s exciting and that’s something so completely different from what goes on in entertainment.  I’m looking to do some completely different things more as a producer and creator as some things that I have percolating.  We’ll see.  I’m really looking forward to Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For to come out.  It’s going to be rad.

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Jessica Alba Joins 3D animated film ‘Escape from Planet Earth’

Sarah Jessica ParkerJessica AlbaBrendan FraserRob CorddryJames Gandolfini and Craig Robinson have signed on to voice characters in the family-friendly Escape from Planet Earth.

The Weinstein Company and Rainmaker Entertainment announced the voice cast for their tale of an alien breakout from Area 51 Tuesday.

Fraser will play the film’s hero Scorch Supernova, who, along with his brother Gary (Corddry) must go to Earth to save trapped aliens.  Parker voices Kira, Gary’s wife, while Alba will portray the no-nonsense Lena and Gandolfini serves as the film’s bad guy, Shanker.

The film, which is currently in production, is helmed by Cal Brunker (Despicable Me) and set for a 2012 release.

“A successful animated movie starts with an imaginative story and appealing characters,” Catherine Winder, president and executive producer at Rainmaker Entertainment, said in a statement. “The addition of such high caliber voice talent is a crucial layer to the mix.  With the amazing array of talented artists and creatives from both The Weinstein Company and Rainmaker collaborating on this production, we have all the right ingredients to make Escape from Planet Earth a highly entertaining and successful film.” (The Hollywood Reporter)