Jessica Alba In 'Elle': Shows Skin, Talks Motherhood (PHOTOS)

11/04/2010 05:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jessica Alba covers the December issue of Elle and inside she poses for a sexy shoot and talks about her career, daughter and upcoming movie 'Little Fockers.'

Here are a few excerpts, read more and see photos here.

On balancing motherhood and work:
"The time I'm not spending with my kid has to be worth it, so when I sat down with my agents after I was ready to go back to work, I told them: It's all about the directors."

On her choice of roles:
"I know I haven't been swimming in the deep end with some of the movies I've done. I wasn't trying to. I knew what they were."

On her personality:
"I'm shy. I don't like being the center of attention. But when I do comedy, I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care."



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