Jessica Alba "terrifyed" by sex scenes for her new movie
The 29-year-old actress plays a prostitute in upcoming thriller The Killer Inside Me. She spends most of the film almost naked, simulating angry, violent sex.
The film`s director Michael Winterbottom did all he could to make Jessica feel more comfortable, limiting the amount of people allowed on set and never shouting at her, but she still found the experience traumatic.
"It`s terrifying, it`s awful," she said. "As much as you`re setting up a safe environment, you`re still like, `There`s a camera pointing at me!`
I had pasties on and undies on, I was never naked but it`s still weird, especially with a stranger. But then, running in heels and firing a gun isn`t easy either!"
Despite the challenges the film presented, Jessica is still glad she signed on to it. She hasn`t worked since giving birth to daughter Honor in 2008 and says she used her time off to re-evaluate her career. She decided she wanted to stop playing the sexy girl-next-door and start taking on roles that really challenged her.
"When I took the time off I decided that if I`m going to do this for a living it has to be good filmmakers, good characters and doing stuff I-m not always comfortable with," she told Total Film magazine.
"I want to do stuff I`m afraid of doing because I felt like my choices previously were motivated by commerce. I was doing what I could to create a fan base."