Susan Storm was played by Jessica Alba in Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer. Generally, a successful franchise relies on the actors and director working well with each other, which was unfortunately not the case with this film. Jessica Alba aka the Invisible Woman had a strained relationship with director Tim Story. Alba had such a bad experience filming Rise of the Silver Surfer that one especially unpleasant scene nearly drove her to quit acting altogether.
What the controversial scene was about:
Director Tim Story allegedly chastised Jessica during one sequence in which she was supposed to be emotional, stating, “It looks too real, it looks too painful.” He even went so far as to suggest to her that she needed to stop acting so hard.
In an interview, Jessica revealed the whole story: “He was like, ‘ Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica. Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.’ And then it all got me thinking: Am I not good enough? Are my instincts and my emotions not good enough? Do people hate them so much that they don’t want me to be a person? Am I not allowed to be a person in my work? And so I just said, ‘F— it. I don’t care about this business anymore.'”
Jessica’s statement about the scripts:
Alba was reported in the December 2010 cover issue of Elle magazine saying, “Unless the script is fantastically written, good actors will never utilize it. All of the good performers with whom I’ve worked say whatever they want.” Many Hollywood writers were outraged by Alba’s remarks, claiming that they were disrespectful and established unhealthy expectations for other actors.
Alba, fortunately, did not quit acting despite all of the controversies, stating that motherhood gave her a better attitude and enabled her to become more fearless in the face of criticism.
Related: Jessica Alba to star in and produce Netflix series ‘Confessions On the 7:45’
Jessica Alba has joined Netflix’s forthcoming series “Confessions On the 7:45” as a cast member and executive producer. The drama is based on writer Lisa Unger’s international bestseller suspense novel of the same name. The plot revolves around a working mother (Alba) who encounters a stranger on a train on her ride home. As her life unfolds and betrayals surface, she wonders if we can ever fully know those dearest to us. Unger’s work will be adapted by Charise Castro Smith, co-writer and co-director of Disney’s Oscar-winning film “Encanto.”