Jessica Alba Admits She's Made People Cry at Work

"I'm a little more iron fist than velvet glove."

Jessica Alba
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As we all know by now, Jessica Alba isn't *just* an actress—her eco-friendly product line, The Honest Company, is a billion-dollar business (opens in new tab), and Alba runs it like a boss. But she admits that her passion can lead her to get a little too tough on others.

"Sometimes, I'm a little more iron fist than velvet glove. I'm straight to the point. I've made people cry," Alba told More magazine (opens in new tab). "I have to say: 'This isn't personal. This is what needs to get done and it's just as simple as that. And…we're not crying anymore.'"

Not gonna lie: It's kind of awesome to imagine sweet Jessica Alba as an HBIC striking fear into the hearts of those who cross her. Or just, you know, getting her job done. "I'm learning to tone myself down," she said.

Hey, at least they have this (opens in new tab).

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