That’s what Parade Magazine did ask to Jessica this week. Her answer?

You didn’t find success in Hollywood right away. Did you ever feel discouraged?
There were years of being discouraged. I didn’t have any luck when I first moved to L.A. I was in casting rooms with beautiful, tall, tan, blond ­women; I kept being told I didn’t look modern. But when I read the description for my character in Tree of Life, it said, “A woman who looks as though she’s from another time.” I thought, “Here we go!”

What did you buy with your first big paycheck?
A custom couch for my apartment in L.A. I actually don’t spend a lot of money on things. I still drive my 2006 Prius!