Jessica Alba injured herself filming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba has revealed she accidentally whipped herself in the face filming 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'.

Jessica Alba accidentally whipped herself in the face filming 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'.

The 33-year-old actress - who reprises her role as stripper Nancy Callahan in the sequel to 2005's 'Sin City' - came away with various injuries after attempting to master wielding a bullwhip for the movie.

She said: "I whipped myself a couple of times in the face. I didn't mean to ... you have to whip it really fast and I had to look cool, and there was wind, and I was trying to channel Beyonce."

Alba also performs some risqué pole-dancing moves in the sequel which left her knees and back incredibly sore.

Appearing on 'Conan' last night (19.08.14), she said: "I was really sore when I came home, I was usually icing my knees and my back, and asking my husband to massage me. I would record the dances and be like, 'See babe, this is why I need you to rub my knees tonight.' And he'd say, 'My hands are tired.' "

The stunning actress' likeness has been used for a new movie tie-in action figure but she admits it's a "little weird" to be turned into a plastic toy - especially as the toys aren't for children due to the film's violent content.

She added: "It's a little inappropriate. I think this is an adult action figure. I've had a few action figures for 'Dark Angel', 'Fantastic Four', the first 'Sin City' and now this. I have them in storage, it's weird to have them around the house. It might be a little weird."

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
  • Cast: Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green
  • UK release: 29 August 2014

Marv (Rourke) teams up with Dwight (Brolin) on a mission to rescue Dwight's former lover Ava (Green) from her sadistic husband. Rodriguez and Miller's follow-up to 2005's Sin City is, like its predecessor, a visual masterpiece but in narrative terms it's a schlocky, sweaty exercise in style over substance.


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