After nearly a decade, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are taking fans back to Sin City in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Among the natives returning to Sin City is Jessica Alba, whom will be reprising her role as Nancy Callahan in "Nancy's Last Dance." In the wake of John Hartigan's (played by Bruce Willis) selfless suicide, Nancy finds herself driven insane by grief and rage, and she will stop at nothing to get revenge. Nancy's story marks the first female voiceover plot line!
We chatted with Alba all about Sin City 2 and Nancy's transformation, her relationship with Robert Rodriguez, what makes her proud to be Latina, and more.
Check it all out in our exclusive interview below:
It’s been nine years since fans were first transported to Sin City. What do you think they are going to love about this new film and what can they expect?
I think they are going to love a lot of things. I think they are going to love all the action. I think they are going to love all the kick-ass chicks; I think they’re going to love, the hot dudes. I think they are going to love just how beautiful it all looks—it’s so artistic so vibrant and really visual — you feel like you’re transported into another place. It’s very much a fantasy world. It’s a wild ride. I know you wouldn’t think of it as a date movie, but it’s actually perfect for a date movie. It’s so much fun and it’s so bad ass. It’s so cool!
Okay, so your character Nancy has undergone a huge change! She’s gone really dark now, how did you prepare for that?
I worked with an acting coach and a choreographer. I worked with the costume designer and put together the costumes, and with the hairdresser and got the wigs for the different looks. I did as much homework as I possibly could so when I came to set I was prepared and could really bring it.
Are fans going to love or hate the new Nancy?
Oh my god, they are going to love her — she’s amazing! How could you hate her?
[Laughs] Okay, fair. What do you love most about playing her?
I just love the transformation. There’s nothing like seeing someone evolve as a person. You know, my character, you see her go from a little girl — this victim, kind of damsel in distress, this naive young woman — and then you see her just as a sad desperate alcoholic. Then you see her lose her mind and then come out as a warrior. It’s pretty cool; I’ve never seen that in film before.
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