Addiction is not all bad. That’s the case for beauty bombshell, Jessica Alba who confesses that she is an addict when it comes to acting. “It’s been liberating to be able to play someone who’s a bad-ass or promiscuous because that’s the opposite of who I am…It’s like a drug,” she shares in the 2014 March issue of Nylon magazine.
Adding that the roles give her a break from her real life she says, “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 mother of two goes on to explain that playing different characters also helped boost her confidence. “Before I was so fearful of failure and judgement that I was scared to put myself out there,” she says. And now she knows that “you don’t have to be a robot, you don’t have to be appropriate all the time.”
There is also the added bonus of getting to learn some seriously amazing skills while on set. “I know how to ride a motorcycle, I can do wire work like you see in the circuses. I can shoot a gun. I know how to fight, too.”