Categoria: Interviews

Jessica Alba covers LA Confidential’s March 2012 issue.

Jessica Alba looks absolutely define, flawless, effortless, stunning etc etc on the cover and pages of the new issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine to promote the Honest Co.  Click here to watch the cover shoot and hear photographer Brian Bowen Smith praise Jess.

When Jessica Alba was pregnant with her first daughter, Honor Marie, in 2008, her mother told her about all the products she’d need to buy. “It was, ‘You have to start using this, you have to start using that,’” recalls Alba. “Of course I wanted the safest, healthiest environment for my baby.” But when Alba started checking out the labels of baby items and everyday household products, she was taken aback at the sheer volume of chemical ingredients they contained. “I thought, This is nuts—it’s insane. How is this even legal?” Now, in addition to daughters Honor and Haven Garner (born last August), Alba is parenting a new addition: She’s the cofounder of the subscription e-commerce enterprise The Honest Company (, which offers consumers a monthly delivery of bundles of nontoxic, plantbased, beautifully designed baby and family essentials, including diapers, bath and skincare products, and home cleaning supplies.

Listening to Alba talk about the company, one quickly realizes she’s at least as passionate—likely more—about this project as she is about anything she’s done on the big or small screen.

“It stems from being a mom,” she says. “When I [was pregnant the first time] and started shopping in stores and online, it was just horrific seeing all these toxic chemicals [in baby products], which can contribute to everything from cancer to autism. I have the time and the means to shop around and find the best products, but most people don’t. I wanted to come up with one brand people could trust. You can have baby items that are cute and eco-friendly, with delivery right to your door.”

Alba partnered with ShoeDazzle and LegalZoom founder Brian Lee, executive Sean Kane, and environmentalist (and husband to actress Jessica Capshaw) Christopher Gavigan—she’s a huge fan of Gavigan’s book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home. “You see packages in stores, and maybe the box is oatmealcolored or there’s a green leaf on it, and you think it’s eco-friendly,” says Alba. “We just assume it’s better for us, but the packaging doesn’t mean anything.”

From the moment she first envisioned the company, the actress knew she wanted to do much more than just have her name on products. “Three years ago I conceptualized it, and I was all on my own,” she says. “Everyone thought I was crazy for wanting to do a consumer-products company. They were like, Why don’t you do a perfume? Or, Why don’t you do a fashion line? Then when I said I wanted to do one that was geared toward children, everyone thought I was even more crazy,” she says with a laugh.

“[And] when I said I wanted to make safer, nontoxic products, people were like, ‘What does that mean? And why and how will it be different from anything else out there?’ They thought I was nuts for wanting to launch with more than 20 products, but I know what it takes to put together a household, and I know how many products you actually go through as a parent. When we surveyed other parents, they had the same thoughts I did, so I wasn’t totally crazy—thank God.” CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.

Jessica Alba on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – February 22

Business women Jessica Alba appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (February 22) to promote the Honest Co. She talked about her kids, childhood, and ending the interview with another great sales pitch. I wonder how many parents log onto after each interview. I so would if i lived in the US.

‘I always have such a good time with Jimmy! Love him and Molly McNearney so much -best late night show ever! xo’ (facebook).

Jess was photographed signing authographs for fans while leaving the studios in Los Angeles last night. Click on the previews below to view more photos. – Chatting with Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has been doing interviews left, right and center to promote the Honest Co. And this week Jess sat down with blogger Perez Hilton to discuss the Honest Co. family life and getting back on-set.

This interview may come to you as a surprise as the two had a mini-feud going on for the past few years. Jessica explain how it all started in ELLE, Feb, 2008It was all because I wouldn’t take photos with him at a night club,” she says. “It would probably be smart for me to hang out and kiss up to what’s his name, Perez….” What a difference 4-years can make!

Jessica Alba continues the Honost Co. promo tour on the West Coast

After last weeks busy 3-day media tour in New York, Jessica continued the promotional tour in Los Angeles this week. Between visits to her office in Santa Monica, Jessica taped interviews with Extra, Live with Pierce Morgan, Better TV and Good Day LA.

Jessica’s taped interview for the Wendy Williams show will air this Monday (January 30.2012). Check for a preview and local listings.The photo gallery and video archive have been updated with the latest pictures and interviews (See Below).

January 24 – At her office in Santa Monica

January 25 – On the set of Extra at the Grove in LA

January 26 – Leaving the CNN studios in Los Angeles


January 27 – At her office in Santa Monica


EXTRA – January 25, 2012
Good Day LA – January 25, 2012
Better TV – January 25, 2012

Jessica Alba’s amazing 3-day promo tour in NYC

Jessica Alba had a very productive week in New York, promoting The Honest Company everywhere. Starting with Live! with Kelly, various news segments, daytime talk shows, websites etc etc etc.

Jessica’s appearance on the Rachael Ray Show will air this Monday (Jan 23rd), her Martha Stewart Show episode airs on Thursday (Jan 26) and The Wendy Williams Show has not been announced yet.

CNN will be sitting down soon with Jessica, and this is your chance to take part in the interview. If you have a question, record it on video and upload it here! Post your videos (keep them under 15 seconds long) by noon ET on January 24. CLICK HERE for more information. Check out pictures, videos and online interviews from this week below.

January 17 – Heading to Live! with Kelly in NYC
January 17 – Heading to the Martha Stewart Show in NYC
January 17 – Jessica Alba Launches
January 18 – Leaving Fox & Friends in NYC
January 18 – Leaving Bliss Spa in NYC
January 19 – Arriving at The Wendy Williams Show in NYC
January 19 – Leaving the Ardesia restaurant in NYC
January 19 – Leaving the Trump Soho in New York
January 19 – Outside the Fox 5 studios in NYC
January 19 – Jessica Alba visits SiriusXM Studio
Portraits by Carlo Allegri

Live! With Kelly – January 17
ABC’s What’s The Buzz – January 17
Extra – January 17
Fox & Friends – January 17
CBS This Morning – January 19

Interviews – Jessica Alba: Work Takes a Backseat to Motherhood


Jessica Alba on Live! with Kelly – Jan 17

Jessica Alba was on Live! with Kelly this morning (Jan 17) to promote The Honest Company. Jessica talked Golden Globes, cooking, family life and more in the short interview. CLICK HERE or press play above.

Jessica Alba covers Instyle AU’s January 2012 issue

Life is coming up roses for Jessica Alba, with a new baby joining her young family, an evolving sense of self, and a passion project that reveals a different side to her.

Striding across her open-plan office in Los Angeles’ Santa Monica, Jessica Alba barely turns a head. She’s a regular here; the five people working away at their desks go about their business, unfazed by her presence. Settling into a chair opposite, Alba smiles—a dazzler instantly familiar from many a movie poster and red-carpet appearance. She’s fresh from a planning meeting and lays her new iPhone 4S on the table next to her. These days, having the gadget within reach is more about maternal accessibility than a desire to check emails, text messages or Twitter feeds.

Alba, like any modern mum, has a lot on her plate. There’s baby daughter Haven Garner, born this past August; Haven’s headstrong older sister, three-year-old Honor Marie; her nearly-four-year-old marriage to producer Cash Warren, 32; and Alba’s acting career. In almost 20 years she has leapt from small screen to silver screen—following bit parts, she broke out as the lead in the James Cameron-created series Dark Angel in 2000, before making her mark in cinemas in Honey, Sin City, and Fantastic Four. Most recently, the California-born actress, 30, starred in Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, and she’ll be heard later in 2012 as the voice of Lena in the animated Escape from Planet Earth.

But what Alba’s really excited about today is the new business venture that’s dominating her schedule. “It’s an eco household-and-baby consumer product line,” she explains proudly of The Honest Company, a web-based enterprise situated here in Santa Monica. Set to launch this month, it will be marketed with the tag line: “honest baby products for the next generation”.

“Our core item will be diapers,” says Alba, adding that the idea behind the brand came when she was pregnant with Honor. “We also have household cleaning products and bodycare products.” Alba is quick to stress that the range of environmentally-friendly items, to be available through the site, will be “accessible and affordable. If something is healthy and non-toxic, it is usually at a premium price point. We aren’t going to be the cheapest, but certainly not the most expensive.” Early buzz is strong, with almost 7,000 followers checking out Alba’s frequent posts on the company’s Facebook page.

Such a venture reveals a different side to the actress, more commonly associated with big-budget blockbusters, a contract with cosmetics company Revlon, and being named on lists of the world’s most beautiful women. But this is no vanity project. “When I started to talk about doing something with consumer products, a lot of people were like, ‘Huh? Why not fashion or bags like most actresses?'” she says. “But this is what I am passionate about; it affects the health of not only my children, but all children.”

Not that Alba is short on sartorial savvy. Today, she is the picture of effortless cool in a Vanessa Bruno blazer and fitted 7 For All Mankind jeans. Ask her about red-carpet staples, and she easily rattles off names like Ralph Lauren, Prada and Diane von Furstenberg. “If I want to be more edgy,” she adds, “I will go with Proenza [Schouler], Lanvin, Versace or Dolce & Gabbana.” Her pregnancy style was guided by a far simpler desire, familiar to many women: “I didn’t want to feel frumpy,” she says. “I still wanted to feel beautiful, elegant, chic and playful—if I could. Especially because you feel so sick, hot, achey, swollen and all of those wonderful things that come with being pregnant.”

Alba’s shape post-Haven has been more familiar to her than it was after having Honor. “[When I was pregnant] with Honor, I didn’t make the healthiest choices when it came to eating,” she says. “All of a sudden, I had gained over [30 kilos]. I stopped weighing myself after that. With Haven I didn’t gain as much, so [afterward] I was closer to where I felt comfortable in my own skin.” She also works out with a personal trainer three times a week, often alongside Cash. “It’s fun and another way we get to spend time together,” she says with a grin.

Alba readily admits that managing her life requires assistance—the couple have a nanny (a sister of her sister-in-law; Alba thinks of her as a little sister and an aunt to the girls)—and that there are moments when it all seems too much. “It’s overwhelming. I don’t consider myself a lot of the time. I think a lot of mums do that, try to be everything to everyone all the time. I make mistakes. I do try to do way too much.” But that doesn’t stop her from taking on more, starting with a few questions from InStyle

What did you find most surprising about becoming a mother? “That I felt completely different. I really came into myself as a person. Before, I was always working for my identity. And then you take the focus off of yourself. I was probably—definitely—a bit of a narcissist. When you are young and an actor and driven, it’s a bizarre state of mind to be in at times. I was so focused on things that didn’t matter at the end of the day. Now I have what I do for a living in perspective. Working was everything to me, my entire identity, and once I got to step away from it, everything changed.”

What is different with the second baby? “I’m more relaxed. Every sneeze or runny nose or little bump on the head that would have freaked me out before…I am more easygoing with that sort of thing. And the sense of knowing that I can get Haven to stop crying. It was all new with Honor and I wasn’t confident, and she could feel that so she continued to cry. That didn’t happen a lot, but when it happened I felt like I would crack.”

How does Cash feel about being the only guy in an all-female household? “He’s totally great and a real hands-on dad. He’s just such a nice, good person…His biggest thing is that he doesn’t like the idea of them growing up and dating! He’s kidding, but I can tell he’s kind of thinking of the future already.”


Jessica Alba never leaves home without…

Her go-to gadget: “I just got the new iPhone 4s and I haven’t really figured out how to use it; I have the iPad at home. I had a BlackBerry before, so it’s all kind of new.”

Haven’s must-haves: “With a baby you always have diapers, and diaper wipes, and a change of clothes – the essentials. And a pacifier of course.”

Honor’s must-haves: “She likes to carry around different princesses, like Jasmine or Rapunzel or a Barbie, or some kind of dolly. Honor loves to carry around random things that she finds for the day, like sunglasses or binoculars. It changes all the time…Honor is really girly. She likes to dress up, try on my high heels and play with purses.”

Keeping Honor entertained: “We always take a change of clothes — she’s three and likes to play in puddles and everything else. There’s always a coloured pencil or crayon and something for her to doodle on because there are moments wherever we are that she’s sitting and will want to do something. I think we started doing that when she was around 18 months old – that period when you can tell them to stop putting things in their mouth and to draw on the paper.”

Stroller derby: “Always a double stroller, never two separate ones — one sits in front and one behind.”

I splurge on: “My kids and my house. I’m always doing things to my house. I go that bit extra: I designed my furniture and had it made in an eco-friendly way.”

Pick up the new issue of InStyle, on newsstands now.

Jessica Alba has answered your questions about her beauty, health and fashion tips!

Revlon Brand Ambassador Jessica Alba has answered your questions about her beauty, health and fashion tips! Head over to the Revlon Facebook page for more.

Bijita B. asked: What in your opinion makes a woman beautiful?
Jessica answered: Confidence and self respect to me are always the most beautiful part of a woman.

Traci L. & Luz M. asked: What’s your daily work-out & diet routine to keep healthy?
Jessica answered: While pregnant, prenatal yoga 4-5 times a week, 2 liters of water, eat organic fresh foods & to try to eliminate processed foods with high sugar & salt content. When I’m not pregnant & trying to get fit, I do 45 minutes to 1 hour, 5 days a week of exercise, heart rate at fat burning level. I also do lots of stretching & core work.

Lynette G. asked: What are good makeup colors for people in their 50’s?
Jessica answered: I think neutrals with just one pop of color with cheek, lip or lid, but not everywhere.

Amy R. asked: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one kind of drink, one kind of food and one song to listen to, what would they be?
Jessica answered: Drink- water for sure, food- almonds because it is high in fat- we are talking survival, right?! Song- Nadaka Meditation Vol 3- Cloud of Mercy- because I would probably freak out and will need to meditate A LOT.

Jeanette A. & Michelle H. asked: What are your favorite products from the Revlon line to use?
Jessica answered: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel and Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss

Lejla K. asked: Any suggestions for people with dry and sensitive skin prone to allergies? Like almond oil, shea butter or calendula oil…i used those in combination…do you have any experience with those ingredients?
Jessica answered: Yes! A gentle cleanser and gently exfoliate with a wash cloth. Products for sensitive skin and all organic are great to use.

Meghan D., Domenica Y., Farhana K., Dominique A., Marina B. & Catie H. asked: How do you maintain your flawless, beautiful skin? Also, who was your beauty inspiration growing up?
Jessica answered: I try to eat organic, follow my skin regime AM/PM, and drink lots of H2O. My beauty inspiration growing up was my grandmother.

Jacinta D. & Nadia A. asked: What is your favorite lipstick and lip gloss from Revlon? What’s your favorite all time lip colors?
Jessica answered: Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Papaya and Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Icy Nude, Coral and True Red.

Karen T. asked: How do you take care of your complexion?
Jessica answered: I cleanse, tone and moisturize AM and PM.

Delia C. asked: What lipstick should I use that can keep my lips moisturized?
Jessica answered: Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick

Urvashi S. asked: I am keen to know about your diet and the way you maintain your flawless skin.
Jessica answered: I try to eat organic, fresh foods and eliminate processed/sugary/salty foods. I also drink 2 liters of water a day.

Olga J., Celia L., Janice D., Stacy A., & Grace C. asked: What skin care products do you use and recommend?
Jessica answered: I use a foaming cleanser, eye cream, active serum, almond oil, and a good moisturizer. interviews Jessica Alba and the ‘Spy Kids 4’ cast

Our wonderful host recently caught up with Rodriguez and All the Time in the World stars Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, and Jeremy Piven to talk about their experience re-inventing Spy Kids for a new generation. Watch the video above and CLICK HERE to watch Rodriguez talk Sin City 2, Machete sequal and the rest of the cast interviews.

Jessica Alba on The Talk – August 11

Above is a preview of Jessica’s interview on The Talk from yesterday were she discussed Embracing Her Sexuality & HypnoBirthing and more. The full episode is available on AlbaTV CLICK HERE or watch it above.

Jessica’s next TV appearance will be on The Ellen Show on Thursday, August 18.