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Jessica Alba Felt Objectified And Uncomfortable During Her Dark Angel Days, Will Star In Sin City 2

I had a show that premiered when I was 19 and right away, everyone formed a strong opinion about me because of the way I was marketed. I was supposed to be sexy, this tough action girl. That’s what people expected…I felt like I was being objectified, and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to be chic and elegant!” - Jessica Alba speaking to Marie Claire magazine on her time acting in the Fox television show Dark Angel.

It’s a very interesting statement for an actress like Alba to make. She’s certainly gone on to make other films where she was marketed in a sexual manner and objectified in the role, but as a young women, it wasn’t something she was ok with. ”Now that I’m older, I’ve learned how to own it, but I’m still not very overt,” she continued. “There are some women who dress for men. I dress for myself. It took me some time to get here. Being a mom and feeling grown-up have helped. Now if I’m going to wear something short, it has to have a high neck or a little sci-fi toughness to it, an edge.”

Alba will be reprising one of those roles that puts her in a sexual spotlight, that of the stripper Nancy Callahan in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s Sin City sequel, A Dame To Kill For, opening October 4, 2013. The pairing of these two things is rather unfortunate timing but I won’t call foul on Alba. If she’s personably comfortable with the roles she takes these days, that’s all that matters.

(via Blastr)


  • Anonymous

    You could tell she had lost weight between the first and second seasons; it always seemed like a loss for both the character and her as a person. She seemed healthier (and kick-ass-ier) when she looked human and not starving.

    Man, I loved Dark Angel.

  • LeosBoots

    I remember being kind of into the show but lost interest after an episode where she was drugged up to be like this big sex kitten

  • Daniel Head

    I loved the 1st season of the show, genetically engineered super soldiers, and such.  It was a quasi realistic take on super powers.  The 2nd season went downhill… ancient blood cults, mutant animal people…among other things.  Jessica physically fit the roll much better in the 1st season, but way too much of the typical Hollywood too skinny, pretty girl with season 2. 

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Dark Angel probably would have been a better show if it wasn’t a terrible show…

    Side note: (terrible) actress, Jessica Alba, will continue to play not-a-stripper, Nancy Callahan, since strippers strip and she just twirls a rope and tries to act concerned.

  • Ten Thousand Buckets

     I remember loving the show when it was on, and later getting the vague feeling that it wasn’t very good. That suspicion was confirmed when I caught a rerun episode about a… haunted doorknob? …it must have been from season 2.

  • Anonymous

    I was pretty young when Dark Angel came out and it’s hard for me to take a critical look on it retrospectively. Jessica Alba and Jensen Ackles? Hot hot hot.

    Anyways. I read that the second season was that way because the show was trying to take a different route than ‘the future sucks because of terrorists’ because Sept. 11th had happened between seasons. Sort of explains it? A little?

  • ebonytheboss

    Hey daneil heaf shut up . And jessica alba was such a butch and shes not eithet. Jensen ackles is reallt hott the main reason i watched dark angel but jess alba was awful. Bye trolls