Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s pulp classic Sin City came out in 2005, and a more seasoned Jessica Alba brought a different take on vengeful and strong willed dancer Nancy Callahan.
“I was so young and I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin,” said Alba, who in the years since has collaborated with Rodriguez in the Machete films and Spy Kids: All The Time in the World in 4D. “Being on a stage and dancing – it was all kind of terrifying to me . . . I was terrified. I didn’t want to make a misstep and I knew how incredible this world was.”
Experience has a way of strengthening one’s resolve and skill set, and since Sin City Alba’s acting chops are on a different level (if you’re a pulp/film noir fan, check out her performance in the terrific and brutal The Killer Inside Me).
Click on the audio bar below to hear Jessica Alba talk about the sense of confidence she brought to her work in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
Co-starring Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Powers Booth, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For opens August 22.