Jessica Alba covers the March 2014 issue of Nylon magazine.
She tells the magazine that acting is like a drug. She also talks about her approach to acting and her stunt training.
On How Acting is Like a Drug : “I don’t have to be a boss; I don’t have to be a wife; I don’t have to be a sister. 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 Approach to Acting Today : “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.”
On Her Stunt Training : “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.”