Dancing From Sin
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"What made you want to take on
Jessica: I wanted to do this movie because Robert Rodriguez was
directing it, first and foremost. I didn't really know it was a comic
book when I saw that he was directing something. I just tell my agents
every month, "What's Robert doing? I want to do something with him."
And one of my agents has a relationship with Robert and said, "You got
an opportunity." And I was like, "Excellent!" So I took that
opportunity and ran with it. I auditioned the old fashion way, went in
for the casting director, put myself on tape, and he had to approve.
And it was like a week of, "Does he think I suck?" Like I don't even
care if I get the role, I just don't want Robert to think I suck! And
he didn't think I sucked. And he came down, and I read with him, and at
that time I looked at the graphic novel and I saw the pictures. I then
found out she was a stripper, and she was bottomless and topless. You
know, nudity was an option. We could have done it if we wanted to..."
Alba as Nancy Callahan Dancing From Sin
City in Bar
"How did you prepare physically
for the role?
Jessica: I went to strip clubs to see how strippers do it. I wanted a
choreographer, and Robert said, No. Just feel it. We're just going to
play music and you're just going to feel it."
Marie Alba (born April 28, 1981) is an American television and film
actress. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in
Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994). Alba rose to
prominence as the lead actress in the television series Dark Angel
(2000–2002). Alba later appeared in various films including
Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue
(2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck
both in 2007.
Alba is considered a sex symbol and often generates media attention for
her looks. She appears frequently on the "Hot 100" section of Maxim and
was voted number one on AskMen.com's list of "99 Most Desirable Women"
in 2006, as well as "Sexiest Woman in the World" by FHM in 2007.
Alba as Nancy Callahan Hot Action Figure
Alba's most notable film roles have included an aspiring
dancer-choreographer in Honey, exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in Sin City.