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Jessica Alba Reveals Her Surprising Addiction In NYLON: “It’s A Drug!”

Submitted by on March 6, 2014 – 1:47 pmNo Comment

Jessica Alba has a serious addiction, but rehab is nowhere in her future. The 32-year-old actress showed off her youthful glow on the cover of Nylon‘s March 2014 issue and revealed that she gets a rush from being able to play different characters in front of the camera.

“I don’t have to be a boss; I don’t have to be a wife; I don’t have to be a sister,” the Fantastic Four star says of losing herself in the different film roles she plays. “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. 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.”

Married to movie producer Cash Warren, Alba admits to rejecting certain projects in the past out of concern for setting a good example for her daughters Honor, 5, and Haven, 2.

“Before, I was so fearful of failure and judgment that I was scared to put myself out there,” she explained. “You don’t have to be a robot. You don’t have to be appropriate all the time. I used to be so hard on myself…but you have to realize that as long as you don’t make a habit of it, tomorrow will be here, and everything will be OK.”

With more than seven films in the works, Alba looks forward to trying new things. “I’ve played a lot of leading-lady types; they were sweet, aspirational, not terribly complicated people,” she told writer Kate Williams. “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. I can probably still wear midriffs.”

Yes, you can, Jessica! For more on Miss Alba’s interview, visit NylonMag.com.

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