Jessica Alba has mommy role down pat on screen, in real life
BY CINDY PEARLMAN August 15, 2011 6:42PM
Updated: November 16, 2011 1:29AM
This year’s she’s No. 21 on Maxim’s Hot 100 Babe List — but Jessica Alba hasn’t felt like that girl for a few weeks.
On Monday the actress announced that she gave birth to Haven Garner Warren, her second daughter with husband Cash Warren. Haven joins big sister Honor, 3.
Earlier this month, while Alba was ginormously pregnant, she was nothing if not positive while sitting in the back of a limo driving through Los Angeles and talking about tantrums and nursery decorating.
Her advice to other women in their third trimester: Pamper, pamper, pamper.
“I think pregnant moms should spend as much time possible pampering themselves,” the 30-year-old opined. “Get that mani. Get the pedi.
“Insist that your husband does the date night and then book an appointment to get a facial,” she said with a laugh. “When you’re done, get a massage.”
While running around (well, walking around) to hype up her new “Spy Kids” movie, she already knew major mothering duty was ahead. “It’s so important for moms to give themselves a break, because once the baby comes, I’ve learned that first year is super hectic. You literally have no time for yourself.”
Alba is all about the kiddies in “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D,” opening Friday. “I’m so excited to have this movie come out and to have my own daughter see it,” she said. “Finally, there is something where I can say, ‘That’s Mommy up there.’ ”
In the new film, Alba is a kick-butt mom. “She’s a spy,” she said. “The rub is that her family doesn’t know she’s a spy until she has to go on a secret mission. The funny thing is that her husband thinks she’s an interior decorator.
“But this mom has to go back to work because the person she captured years ago is out again and wreaking havoc,” Alba previewed. “So it’s a mom out in the field with a baby, because she doesn’t have a sitter.
“We also threw something in there for the parents, because if you’ve ever been in a work situation with kids, you know that at the worst times the kids will have their biggest meltdowns,” she said. “It doesn’t matter if you bring 1,000 toys to amuse them. They’re kids. They’re bored. What are you going to do?”
Ask her about rumors that she will film a sequel to 2005’s “Sin City” and she just sighs.
“I don’t have any news on that front,” she said. “You have to talk to [directors] Robert Rodriguez or Frank Miller about it. All I know is I’m decorating a nursery and going into mommy mode the minute I get home. I might even take a little nap, but that’s a maybe.”
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