Jessica Alba's kids won't be child stars. Via Google Images
Even though Jessica Alba has been working in Hollywood since she was thirteen (starring in Disney’s “Camp Nowhere”) and husband, Cash Warren, also works in the entertainment industry as a film producer, the pregnant Alba does not want her her daughter Honor Marie, 3, nor her future children to try for child stardom.
Alba said the following in an interview with Fox411′s Pop Tarts: “I was a child actor and it worked for me, given the circumstances I was in, but I’m lucky enough to give my daughter and my second baby a completely different life and an education that I never had the opportunity to have…When they’re done with college, if they want to get into the arts, that’s fine. I think you will be a better artist the more life experience you have, but I wouldn’t encourage them to work in this type of environment as children.”
Alba said part of the appeal in acting in Spy Kids 4D was making a film that she could actually allow her young daughter to watch. She explained “…it’s not like I only want to do family and kids movies from now on. It’s just nice to have one that my daughter can watch.”
Unlike Alba’s superspy stepmom character of Marissa in the film, Alba struggles with balancing career an family. She said “It’s hard. On the weekends is when my husband and I make a concerted effort to just not email or text, but really spend our time with our daughter and be completely, 100 percent focused on her…durng the week, it’s here and there, depending on if I am busy with meetings or not… It is tough, because I do care about my career. I do have that, but she’s my number one priority. If she’s not doing okay, nothing matters.”
Alba claims to be more comfortable with pregnancy the second time around. “It’s not as scary or daunting. It’s definitely less uncomfortable.” Pregnancy hasn’t slowed her down, either. She revealed “I’m working on developing a TV show and a movie idea. I’m also working on a baby brand.”
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