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'Little Fockers' Jessica Alba: Comedy is why I started acting

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12/22/2010 by Corinne Heller

Jessica Alba, who appears in the new family film "Little Fockers", says comedy is the reason she wanted to become an actress.

The movie, which stars Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, hit theaters on Wednesday. Alba, 29, plays Andi Garcia, a sexy pharmaceutical company representative who is attracted to Ben Stiller's character, Gaylord Focker, or Greg.

"I've always wanted to do comedy," Alba said in a video interview provided by the film's studio, Universal Pictures. "Comedy is really, pretty much why I started acting in the first place and for one reason or another, I just haven't done a whole lot in my career so this is truly a dream come true."

Alba is best known for sexy female leading roles in action films such as "Sin City" in 2005 and the "Fantastic Four" movies. She also played a genetically enhanced soldier in the sci-fi series "Dark Angel", which was co-created by "Avatar" and "Titanic" director James Cameron and ran between 2000 and 2002.

Alba has dabbled in comedy before, starring in the 2008 Mike Myers movie "The Love Guru", a box office flop, as well as an episode of "The Office".

"Little Fockers" is the sequel to the comedy movies "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers". In "Little Fockers", Robert De Niro's character, a retired CIA agent named Jack, has doubts about his decision to appoint Greg, his son-in-law, the "Godfocker" of his extended family because he suspects Gred and Andi are having an affair.

"She admires him." Alba said. "She has no sense of personal space. She has no boundaries. She doesn't really think of the consequences to her actions."

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