The stunning Mexican-American actress opened up to Latina about how motherhood has changed her, her successful eco-friendly company The Honest Company and her highly anticipated new parenting book, The Honest Life.
Plus, the A-list star tells us why there’s never been a better time to be Latina in Hollywood!
On her search for non-toxic baby products when her daughter was born: “It’s really hard to find baby products that use nontoxic chemicals that moms can trust. Major corporate brands that label their products ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘nontoxic’ are usually referring to the way they make their packaging, not their product.”
On her Spanish-speaking family of Mexican, American, French and Danish ancestry: “[They are] very conservative—a traditional, Catholic, Latin American clan.”
On the influence of director Robert Rodriguez of Spy Kids 4 and Machete: “He created a pathway for Latinos in pop culture because his movies aren’t made for a specific demographic—they are just cool.”
The Honest Company’s cofounder, Christopher Gavigan, on Jessica’s life as a mom: “I think most people think of celebrities as normal people living extraordinary lives, but Jessica is an extraordinary person living a normal life.”
On choosing the right roles in Hollywood: “Honest Company has weirdly allowed me to be more creative in my roles. And really work with people I love and appreciate and want to learn from. This is where my work is now. For me, acting was a lot about making the right choices and trusting my instincts. I didn’t always listen to my gut and make the right choice.”