Jessica Alba covers February's 'Self,' and inside she talks about her 19-month-old daughter, Honor, the havoc pregnancy wreaked on her previously perfect body and what she would do if she wasn't an actress.
Alba can next be seen in the ensemble romantic comedy 'Valentine's Day,' out February 12.
On coming to terms with her imperfect body:
"Pregnancy was the most incredible experience I've ever had. So I'll take the stretch marks. I'll take the sagging boobs. I'll take the cellulite I can never get rid of. If you walk around with your head held high and you're happy and positive, then all that other stuff is irrelevant. Confidence is number one."
On her political dreams:
"I used to think being a marine biologist would be the best thing ever, but now that I've grown up and seen things in the world, I think politics. Advocating and lobbying for certain issues would be a pretty interesting way to live your life... When I was in Washington, D.C., I got to meet Nancy Pelosi. She was so warm. I just grinned from ear to ear with my mouth open and my eyes bulging out of my head! Afterward, I called Cash and totally geeked out. I was beside myself. Tickled pink! The fact that a woman is speaker of the house? Oh, my God!"
On her husband, Cash Warren:
"I love the way I feel after Cash and I wake up. Or talk on the phone. Everything! Every time I see him or talk to him, I fall in love with him all over again."