Jessica Alba gets some target practice at Los Angeles firing range as she trains for new role


Ready to shoot! Jessica Alba gets some target practice at Los Angeles firing range as she trains for new role

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23:16 GMT, 26 August 2012

She's preparing to reprise her role as Nancy Callahan – an exotic dancer who occasionally gets involved in the criminal underworld – in the new Sin City adaptation.

And Jessica Alba today played a real-life tough girl as she visited a firing range with a group of friends.

The actress tweeted a photo of herself at a shooting range in California, grinning in front of her target.

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Ready, aim: Jessica Alba reloads her gun at a firing range in Los Angeles on Sunday

Ready, aim: Jessica Alba reloads her gun at a firing range in Los Angeles on Sunday

Another day at the office! The actress is currently in pre-production for her next movie, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Another day at the office! The actress is in pre-production for her next movie, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Jessica was pictured joining friends at Firing-Line in Burbank on Sunday morning.

Dressed in black leather army boots, she was ready for target practice – and clearly enjoyed the session.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: 'What a way to start the day -training for a movie is sorta fun.'

The actress, who was wearing black leather boots, floral printed pants and a matching tank top, switched to a more
fashionable pair of wedges, and stopped for an iced
tea at a local coffee shop before heading back home.

The stunning actress began this
weekend her transformation into Nancy – dying her tresses to reprise her role in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

All dressed up: The mother-of-two wore floral pants and a casual tank top for the outing

All dressed up: The mother-of-two wore floral pants and a casual tank top for the outing

Fashionable and functional: ...But she made sure to wear boots inside the range

Fashionable and functional: …But she made sure to wear boots inside the range

Out of ammo: Jessica joined a friend on her way back to her car

Out of ammo: Jessica joined a friend on her way back to her car

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Time for tea: The actress grabbed a cool beverage and changed into sandals before heading home

Time for tea: The actress grabbed a cool beverage and changed into sandals before heading home

Natural beauty: Even with llittle make-up and her hair undone, Jessica was striking

Natural beauty: Even with llittle make-up and her hair undone, Jessica was striking

Refreshed: The 31-year-old paired her ensemble with a cool pair of wayfarers

Refreshed: The 31-year-old paired her ensemble with a cool pair of wayfarers

It refers to the light-to-dark shade
of colour used in the technique, so that instead of colour that starts
at the root, darker roots blend into a lightened mid-shaft and end.

Jessica's stylist is Robert Ramos,
the owner of Estilo Salon, who is also stylist to Eva Mendez, Brittany
Murphy and Rachel McAdams, among others.

The in-demand actress recently
completed filming on Machete Kills, which was directed by Robert
Rodriquez, who is co-directing Sin City with Frank Miller.

Ready for her close-up! Jessica over the weekend tweeted another picture of her transforming her tresses into an ombre style for her role

Ready for her close-up! Jessica over the weekend tweeted another picture of her transforming her tresses into an ombre style for her role

Gun-toting: Jessica carries a sidearm as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in 2005 cult hit Sin City

Gun-toting: Jessica carries a sidearm as exotic dancer Nancy Callahan in 2005 cult hit Sin City

The neo-noir film is slated for release in October, 2013.

Alba will also appear next year in
A.C.O.D., about a grown man still caught in the crossfire of his
parents' 15-year divorce, opposite Adam Scott and Jane Lynch.

The new film version of Sin City, due for release in October 2013, also stars Mickey Rourke, Michael Madsen, and Devon Aoki.

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