Jessica Alba: I Was “Aggressive and Super Masculine in my early 20s”

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Jessica Alba has played some badass characters on film and TV—but she’s always felt a more masculine she tells Cosmo. “Most of my life, I identified more with my masculine side. I was kind of aggressive and super masculine in my early 20s — even into my mid- 20s. I got boobs when I was young … and I was like, What do I do? … I was never the girl who they marketed. I was always feeling angry, like an imposter. I learned how to be cool with the feminine later in life.”

The Honest Company founder explained, “I always wanted to be a big action star, to be as relevant as men. I was very aggressive with the vision and manifesting it.”

She also touched on women in the workforce. “There are not as many women in government titles, business titles. It’s just not equal. And until there is equality, you’re going to feel that no matter what industry you’re in. But from day one, I was like, girls should have an equal seat at the table. Take Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, she’s opening movies — she’s the box office draw as much as any guy in the movie, if not more. She should be compensated for that.”

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