02/27/2014 04:19 pm ET Updated Feb 27, 2014

Jessica Alba Is Addicted To Acting And Isn't Afraid To Admit It

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Jessica Alba plays a lot of roles in her own life: mother, wife, co-founder of The Honest Company. However, balancing all of it makes being irresponsible and stepping out of her shell seem pretty darn appealing.

Luckily for her, that's what she gets to do as an actress.

"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 explained to Nylon magazine for their most recent cover story.

"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," she elaborated.

As mother of 5–year–old Honor and 2–year–old Haven, acting is a pretty safe drug of choice. Furthermore, it's her experiences as a businesswoman and a mother that have allowed Alba to overlook judgement and criticism and to seek out riskier acting roles.

For more from Jessica Alba's cover story, pick up the latest issue of Nylon magazine.



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