Fantastic Four vs. Sin City: The Fantastic Four couldnt be more different. The Fantastic Four is a family movie. I play a scientist who has a problem expressing her emotions. And her DNA was altered and when she does express her emotions, she goes invisible. So when shes screaming, she goes invisible. When shes having a meltdown, she goes invisible. And shes completely frustrated. And the man that shes in love with ignores her, and she goes invisible. So, thats frustrating. Its very big and its a huge, huge movie for Fox and theres a lot of pressure that it does well. It really couldnt be more different, said Alba.
Working on Into the Blue: I did that a long time ago and Jim Cameron has been sort of kind of talking about maybe doing a comic book that involves scuba diving. Fathom, its sort of like this girl underwater. And I had been talking to him about possibly doing something like that and this movie came up and I hadnt scuba dived in seven months. And they were going to give me a decent paycheck to scuba dive in the Bahamas for five months. I was like, Cool. Obviously thats why I did that.
Breaking Out of Being Stereotyped: As a Latin, I dont know Benicio [del Toros] experience but its a lot different for me because I only used to get break-downs for Maria, the janitors daughter who was messing around with the white kid. It was such a classist, bizarre thing because I grew up in the United States, my mothers white, my fathers Mexican. My fathers very dark and my mothers very fair, and I came out how I did. And they always want to pigeonhole you and its bizarre.
Were just people living in society and I never think about it until people make me think about it. In this industry, it definitely made me think about me being a Latin girl. Up until I was 18 and I did Dark Angel and Jim [Cameron] basically said, Youre the future of the race, and thats basically what Dark Angel was, where youre just a mixture and were not going to talk about it. And its done and youre just a human being going through the struggle of whatever youre going through in your journey. Now, its very liberating working with people that arent going to pigeonhole you as the janitors daughter.