Why Jessica Alba Regrets Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

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From red carpet appearances to business meetings and casual outings, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer actress Jessica Alba is known for her incredible fashion sense and style, making her a true fashion icon.

Jessica Alba at the unveiling of The Honest Company’s Ultra Clean RoomJessica Alba at the unveiling of The Honest Company’s Ultra Clean Room at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City on September 10, 2014 (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)

A sequel to the 2005 film Fantastic Four, the 2007 American superhero film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics. Jessica Alba reprised her role as the Invisible Woman (Susan “Sue” Storm Richards).

Regretting all the hair bleaching she went through for the 2005 film Fantastic Four, the actress wore a blonde wig for the sequel.

In an interview with US Elle in 2010, Alba revealed that the film’s director Tim Story almost made her want to quit acting.

Jessica Alba hated filming Tim Story's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferJessica Alba hated filming Tim Story’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Credit: WENN)

“I wanted to stop acting. The director was like, ‘It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.’ He was like, ‘Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.’ And I’m like, But there’s no connection to a human being,” she revealed.

“And then it 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–k it. I don’t care about this business anymore’,” Alba added about the sequel.

“Good actors never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say,” she said about the lack of artistic freedom.

Jessica Alba wearing a blonde wig as Sue Storm and Chris Evans as her brother Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferJessica Alba wearing a blonde wig as Sue Storm and Chris Evans as her brother Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Credit: WENN)

How Old Were the Fantastic Four Stars in 2007?

Have you ever wondered how old the main stars were when the movie hit theaters on June 15, 2007, in North America? Well, let’s find out!

Ioan Gruffudd, who played the stretchy hero Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, was 33 years old at the time. Meanwhile, the gorgeous Jessica Alba, who played the Invisible Woman Sue Storm, was just 26 years old. Talk about good genes!

The main stars of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer were Ioan Gruffudd, who was 33 years old, Jessica Alba, who was 26 years old, Chris Evans, who was also 26 years old, and Michael Chiklis, who was 43 years old, when the movie was released on June 15, 2007, in North AmericaThe main stars of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer were Ioan Gruffudd, who was 33 years old, Jessica Alba, who was 26 years old, Chris Evans, who was also 26 years old, and Michael Chiklis, who was 43 years old, when the movie was released on June 15, 2007, in North America (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Chris Evans, who would later go on to play another iconic superhero, Captain America, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was also 26 years old when he portrayed the hot-headed Johnny Storm / Human Torch.

And last but not least, the hulking Michael Chiklis, who played the rock-like Ben Grimm / The Thing, was the oldest of the bunch at 43 years old.

In September 2014, the then-33-year-old actress was spotted in the Big Apple wearing two different looks.

Christopher Gavigan and Jessica Alba attend the unveiling of The Honest Company Ultra Clean RoomChristopher Gavigan and Jessica Alba attend the unveiling of The Honest Company Ultra Clean Room at The Mount Sinai Hospital on September 10, 2014, in New York City (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)

The Honey actress looked stunning in pink at the unveiling of The Honest Company’s Ultra Clean Room at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Her Roland Mouret dress flattered her curves, and its color looked great on her. This effortlessly chic and feminine look was perfect for the occasion.

Jessica Alba shows off her feet in Manolo Blahnik pumpsJessica Alba shows off her feet in Manolo Blahnik pumps (Credit: Alberto Reyes / WENN)

The mom-of-two selected a pair of metallic silver pumps by Manolo Blahnik for her shoes. Aside from adding the extra height of about 4 inches, these pumps also gave her a feminine look and a modern edge.

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Later that day, the ‘Fantastic Four’ star was seen heading back to her hotel in NYC. She swapped her lovely dress for a more relaxed ensemble, including a white top, a black skirt, and a peach jacket.

The cool and chic number was finished with a pair of flat sandals.

Jessica Alba in a white top, a black skirt, and a peach jacketJessica Alba wearing a peach jacket while heading back to her hotel in New York City on September 10, 2014 (Credit: TNYF / WENN)

Jessica Alba wore “Banana Leaf” sandals from a collaboration between the Greek footwear brand Ancient Greek Sandals and the French fashion house Carven. They look like the design was unfinished, making them unique and very interesting.

Jessica Alba shows off her feet in Banana Leaf sandalsJessica Alba shows off her feet in Banana Leaf sandals (Credit: TNYF / WENN)

The ankles feature a wing-like effect, while the back has two adjustable buckled straps.

Jessica Alba displays her feet in Ancient Greek Sandals x Carven sandalsJessica Alba displays her feet in Ancient Greek Sandals x Carven sandals (Credit: TNYF / WENN)

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