Jessica Alba is embarrassed about her performances in her early movies PARANOID and SLEEPING DICTIONARY and wishes she had stood up more to film-makers.

Alba's desire to work with non-American crews, directors and actors meant she was pressurised into performances she wasn't happy with.

The Fantastic Four beauty recalls, "I was too young to put my foot down and tell the directors what I really wanted to do.

"Dark Angel really taught me to be steadfast in my opinions.

"At the end of the day, the director isn't up on screen, the producers aren't up on screen. The other actors are only responsible for their performances. You have to be responsible for yourself."

11/07/2005 09:15