Alba is pretty in pink. Photo courtesy of Elle.

There's something funny about Jessica Alba.

No, seriously -- the sexy star tells the December issue of Elle magazine (the Accessories Issue) that she loves doing comedy and plans to start flexing her funny bone with more films like her latest effort, "Little Fockers."

"When I was a kid, I watched Lucille Ball every day," says the star, who poses for Elle's cover in an "I Love Lucy"-era ensemble of a bubble-gum pink, off-the-shoulder raffia toile jacket and stretch denim shorts by Dior, a Miu Miu leather belt, and baubles from Bulgari, Tony Duquette, and Dior Fine Jewelry.

"I watched Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Peter Sellers," she notes.

While Alba has had her share of femme fatale roles, she says she's at her most comfortable when going for the laugh.

"I'm shy. I don't like being the center of attention," she reveals. "But when I do comedy. I lose all inhibition and introspection. I no longer care."

That's not to say Alba's giving up her sultry side.

Alba in a sherbet-hued ensemble with armfuls of bangles to match! photo courtesy of Elle

In her Elle feature, shot by Carter Smith, the 29-year-old is seen looking flirty in a sherbet-pink-and-orange Yves Saint Laurent number with a piped toile bandeau top and matching high-waisted skirt accessorized with armfuls of color-coordinating bangles from Sequin, Alexis Bittar, and Dinosaur Designs, and lying seductively in a field of flowers in a flowing pink Carolina Herrera textured organza gown and chunky, tropical-colored bracelets from Kenneth Jay Lane, R.J. Graziano, and Dinosaur Designs.

Meanwhile, Alba says she is choosing her projects wisely, mainly because she's made family a priority over films.

"The time I'm not spending with my kid has to be worth it," says the mother of 2-year-old Honor Marie, "so when I sat down with my agents after I was ready to go back to work, I told them: It's all about the directors."

In fact, Alba tells Elle, "Now I prefer I'm not the lead. It's a totally different approach -- way better."

Speaking of celebs with a sense of humor, check out Cher's interview with Vanity Fair.