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Jessica Alba named Braun’s new beauty ambassador

afpbraun6n-1The actress will appear in a print, TV and online ad campaign for the German company, which sells devices like hairdryers and hair straighteners.

Braun is delighted to announce the signing of world renowned actress and beauty icon, Jessica Alba, as its new Beauty Brand Ambassador.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress will be featured in a new integrated campaign for Braun which will run across TV, print and online channels as well as in-store – rolling out from March 2014.

“Jessica Alba is a strong, passionate woman and an advocate for others – she is the perfect ambassador to talk about the role beauty and our products play in helping women to feel their best. Braun admires her for her principles, her talents and her ability to juggle a demanding acting career with being a great Mum,” said Alessandra Dolfini – Global Braun Marketing Director.

Braun’s female product heritage lies in creating beauty devices that, at the touch of a button, remove the barriers to achieving beautiful hair and skin. Braun wants every woman to glow inside and out with the confidence that comes with feeling beautiful and Jessica is the ideal woman to help communicate this.

Jessica Alba is an actress, a known supporter of women’s causes and mother of two girls. Jessica’s acting career began at the age of 12. After studying at the Atlantic Theatre Company with founders William H. Macy and David Mamet, she went on to star in James Cameron’s Dark Angel, gaining worldwide recognition. She has since made over 25 feature films such as The Fantastic Four and Sin City that have earned a combined box office total of over $800 million, including comedies and dramas, from gritty independents to major studio blockbusters.

Jessica’s upcoming films include Dear Eleanor, Barely Lethal, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and How To Make Love Like An Englishman opposite Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Malcolm McDowell.

Posted in categories Escape From Planet Earth,Interviews
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.

Posted in categories Gallery Updates,Interviews,Magazines,Photoshoots
Jessica Alba covers Redbook’s April 2014 issue

Jessica Alba’s Guide to Reinventing Yourself

In just a few short years, she went from being a hot starlet to an eco-crusader and savvy entrepreneur. All it took was passion and a single-minded focus on protecting the earth, for her kids and yours. Get a sneak peak at our cover interview right here.

On how people who don’t kiss their kids on the mouth are sorta weird
“Really? Why?! It’s your baby. People allow dogs to lick at their mouths.”

On her gal pals from Mommy and Me
“They’re some of my closest girlfriends. It’s weird when we’re doing normal mom things and there’s paparazzi around. That’s the only thing that makes everyone uncomfortable.”

On what she and her husband, Cash Warren, are addicted to“All he watches is sports. Fantasy football is so annoying—there’s always a game on. Though he says I’m addicted to Instagram, so it goes both ways!”

On her love of Craigslist
“I bought my hot pink desk off Craigslist. I have a problem. I love vintage furniture, and refurbishing is one of the most eco things you can do. I also got a couple of cool chairs and Danish mid-century credenzas off of Craigslist.”

Find out where Jessica gets her parenting advice, the biggest challenge she faces as a mom, and how her marriage to Cash Warren has changed. It’s all in the April issue of REDBOOK—on newsstands March 11—or download the iPad edition here.

Posted in categories Film & Television,Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
First Look: Jessica Alba In ‘Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

frank-millers-sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-for-ew-skip-cropFinally…… it is here the first look of Jessica Alba as Nancy in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ courtesy of Entertainment Weekly via Indiewire.com.

Yep, “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” is the absurd mouthful that is the new title for “Sin City: Dame To Kill For,” reminding you just who exactly penned the pulpy tales that will continue in Robert Rodriguez‘s sequel. Originally slated to drop last year, the ever-busy director pushed things back to give himself more breathing room to get it done, but with the movie coming this summer we’re about to see a lot more.

So from the pages of EW comes the first looks at Nancy (Jessica Alba), Marv (Mickey Rourke) and Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in the film. They show that yes, this will still be sex and violence fuelled fare, which is exactly what it’s supposed to be. And while some of the film is based on Miller’s work, it will also include some new stories too, with Nancy going from pole dancer to ass kicker.

“You see a little girl in that first film. By the end of this, she’s the avenging angel,” Rodriguez says, with Miller adding: “She is sick of being treated—as she puts it—‘as a piece of ass.’”

Co-starring Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Juno Temple, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, and Stacy Keach, the ‘Dame’ is coming on August 22nd. – IndieWire