London, (ANI): Mexican-American actress Jessica Alba has revealed
that she got immediately attracted to her latest film because she
could draw on her own heritage.
The 29-year-old star reunited with Sin City director
Robert Rodriguez for the revenge thriller Machete. In the
film, she plays a Latina character, a determined US Immigration
agent, for the first time.
“I have never played a Latina in a film before... I've always
thought if I'm going to play a Latina character, I want her to be
this dynamic and strong woman, like the women I grew up with," the
Mirror quoted her as telling Tatler magazine.
The actress also said that her heritage meant she had an instant
bond with the film's director. "Robert Rodriguez's movies are so
entertaining. I grew up Mexican-American and so did he. We were
instantly like family. We cook and hang out with the kids," she