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Jessica Alba has said she's addicted to acting

Jessica Alba has said she's addicted to acting

Jessica Alba has said she's addicted to acting

Jessica Alba has admitted she is addicted to acting.

The Sin City star revealed acting is like a drug for her and enables her to step into other people's shoes, according to US reports.

She told Nylon magazine: "It's been liberating to be able to play someone who's a bad**s or promiscuous because that's the opposite of who I am... It's like a drug."

The mother-of-two also said playing other people lets her experience something outside of her real life for a while.

"I don't have to be a boss; I don't have to be a wife; I don't have to be a sister," said Jessica.

But the 32-year-old hinted that she hasn't always been comfortable with stepping out of her comfort zone.

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

But the actress explained she has since discovered that "you don't have to be a robot, you don't have to be appropriate all the time".

PA Media