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