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Alba - "I was afraid to be fearless and bold"

Jessica Alba has revealed that she feels she made some "very safe, boring" acting decisions as she was afraid of being criticised.

The star told Marie Claire: "I don't know if I was ever typecast, but I just made very safe, boring choices as an actor, and I take full responsibility for that."

She added: "It wasn't the roles. It was probably the way I translated them. I was afraid to be fearless and bold. I was young, I was afraid of being criticised, and I wanted to appease everyone."

The Sin City star also feels that there is a growing prominence of female actors in Hollywood: "It was harder when I was starting out. There's much more diversity now. There's a wider range of successful actresses and beauty.

"We didn't have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler starring in movies when I was starting out. Halle Berry wasn't an Oscar winner, and there was no Jennifer Lopez."

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