Jes­sica Alba


The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - On TV - BY GE­ORGE DICKIE

Your char­ac­ter has a lot of fight and ac­tion scenes in “L.A.’s Finest,” so there must be a lot of sore­ness af­ter­ward for you, no?

I mean, when you have to do ac­tion you’re sore. When you go from stand­ing still to a dead sprint and you do that for six hours straight in the rain be­cause that’s how long it takes to shoot the scene, yeah, you’re go­ing to be sore the next day but it’s just nor­mal . ... It’s not like you took two pre­cious the­ater/drama ac­tors who have never been on a tread­mill or boxed in a gym. Per­son­ally, I went through stunt train­ing for two and a half years be­fore I even started “Dark An­gel” and then while I was shooting, so you don’t re­ally lose that skill set. And I know Gab did it early on in her ca­reer be­cause she did “Bad Boys” pretty early.

How have your kids re­acted to see­ing you work­ing on set?

Yeah, my kids, they need to learn how to have bet­ter man­ners on a set be­cause they talk in the mid­dle of a take. One time, Gab was do­ing an emo­tional scene and she had all th­ese words and it was her closeup so I was look­ing at Gab. And then I saw her crack a smile at the end of this emo­tional scene and I turned around and my 7-year-old is sit­ting on the dolly with a cam­era op­er­a­tor and she’s vi­o­lently wav­ing and I’m like, “Oh my God!” So my kids have ter­ri­ble man­ners on set but they come around.

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