Jessica Alba: Acting is "Like a Drug"

Jessica Alba at the EXPERIENCE: East Meets West event
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Jessica Alba has one addiction: acting.

The 32-year-old wife and mother of two admits that she constantly longs to take on roles that are out of her element.

"I don't have to be a boss; I don't have to be a wife; I don't have to be a sister," Alba told Nylon magazine.

"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."

Alba, who is Nylon's March 2014 cover star, also delved on her latest approach to acting.

"I've played a lot of leading-lady types; they were sweet, aspirational, not terribly complicated people. I need to make sure I had staying power, so I went after tentpole movies that were going to be big and global," she said.

"I really just want to work with directors who I think are cool, and on movies that I think are fun and characters that I think are interesting, whether that's an indie or a big movie."

You can catch more of Alba's interview and photo outtakes here!