Movie beauty Jessica Alba has slammed Los Angeles residents for failing to understand her need to be alone.

The SIN CITY star finds it difficult to have time to herself in LA, because locals fear she's lonely, and constantly pester her out of pity.

She complains, "There are times when I want nothing more than to be alone. And, far from understanding that, people seem to find it alarming.

"Out in LA, it bugs me that it's almost impossible to dine out alone. Everyone feels bad for you. For some reason, waiters, chefs, even strangers feel the need to come and talk to you.

"They ask, 'How's the food? Did someone not show up?'"

20/07/2005 03:52