Jessica Alba in NYLON March 2014: Acting Is Like A Drug

Posted Tuesday February 25, 2014 2:01 PM GMT

She just finished the production of her new action-comedy "Barely Lethal," and now Jessica Alba covers the March 2014 issue of NYLON magazine.

During her Q&A session with the publication, the former "Fantastic Four" babe dished about her acting career and the things she learned from doing stunt work.

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Miss Alba's interview below. For more, be sure to visit NYLON!

On her acting:
"I've played a lot of leading-lady types; they were sweet, aspirational, not terribly complicated people. I need to make sure I had staying power, so I went after tentpole movies that were going to be big and global. I really just want to work with directors who I think are cool, and on movies that I think are fun and characters that I think are interesting, whether that's an indie or a big movie. It's been liberating to be able to play someone who's a badass or promiscuous because that's the opposite of who I am ... It's like a drug."

On her public image:
"Before, I was so fearful of failure and judgement that I was scared to put myself out there. [But then I realized] you don't have to be a robot, you don't have to be appropriate all the time. You have to realize that as long as you don't make a habit of it, tomorrowwill be here, and everything will be okay."

On her new abilities thanks to stunts:
"I know how to ride a motorcycle, I can do wire work like you see in circuses. I can shoot a gun. I know how to fight, too."

Photo Credit: Marvin Scott Jarrett for NYLON

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