Actress Jessica Alba says she was not sure if she will be able to make it big due to her lack of higher education. The 35-year-old actress, who founded the billion-dollar empire, The Honest Company, said she thought it was dumb of her to not join any university, reported Female first.
“I thought I was dumb because I didn’t go to college. I felt if you didn’t have a degree you’d never be respected or considered intelligent. Now I realise I’m perfectly capable of doing lots of things,” Alba said. The actress said she was also afraid to speak up about being objectified in Hollywood.
“Success in entertainment used to be purely financial for me. Once I was in my mid-20s and had achieved some degree of security, I started looking for something more substantive to focus on. Then when I got pregnant a few years later, I came up with the idea for my company.
“When I was young I didn’t know how to speak up (at work) and say, ‘I don’t like this.’ I wasn’t that person [a sex symbol] people were portraying me as. I come from a pretty conservative background; I was a tomboy wearing baggy clothes. But you’re being marketed in a movie to sell it – I understood it was the characters I was playing.