Does Ms. Alba really wish she had the role of Padmé in Star Wars?
If anything, it's Natalie Portman who is probably envious. While poor Ms. Portman is out performing for the groundlings in Shakespeare in the Park, Jessica is achieving complete bronzification on the set of an aquatic thriller. And when Ms. Alba won the role of Nancy Callahan ("She grew up. She filled out.") in Sin City, Natalie was no doubt seething and wishing it was she.
Do you think Portman actually wanted to do Chekhov's The Seagull? No, of course not. It was when she lost out to Alba for the role of Honey.
Sometimes, life just isn't fair.
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