Jessica Alba Talks About Her Addiction and Drug of Choice

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Jessica Alba claims she is addicted to acting. In fact, she calls the profession her "drug." It's plain to see in the trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which premieres in August, that she is indeed high on her sultry role.

"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," she says in the March issue of Nylon magazine.

Alba adds that her acting roles give her a break from her real life.

"I don't have to be a boss; I don't have to be a wife; I don't have to be a sister," she says.

Playing all of these different characters has helped her gain a new perspective on life and a lot of confidence, too.

"Before I was so fearful of failure and judgment that I was scared to put myself out there," she says.

Now she is secure in the fact that "you don't have to be a robot, you don't have to be appropriate all the time."

Jessica Alba also talks about another huge bonus--the other skills she has acquired by playing the roles of other people.

"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," she says.

Those are some definite pluses to learning while on someone else's payroll. Just think of what the average person would have to pay to take lessons to learn even just one of these skills.

Jessica Alba rocks a hot ensemble on the March cover of Nylon, sporting a sexy crop top. Inside the magazine pages she shows off a few looks, including hot pink pants and some menswear, too. She is wearing nOir Jewelry in her cover shot, too, and they were all too happy to share the look with their fans via Twitter.

This 32-year-old wife and mom does an exemplary job of juggling her many roles. And she embraces all of her acting roles with a passion that will no doubt keep her on the big screen for a long time to come.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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