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Jessica Alba: 'My daughters will never see me fight training'

Jessica Alba refuses to train for her movie fights in front of her kids.

The 35-year-old actress is no stranger to action sequences, having starred in movies such as Fantastic Four, Machete and the upcoming Mechanic: Resurrection.


But when it comes to preparing for the high-octane scenes, Jessica does her utmost to ensure her daughters Honor, eight, and five-year-old Haven don't get to see that side of her.


"I don't even do fight training at home. I go to the gym for that," Jessica told USA Today at the premiere of Mechanic: Resurrection in Los Angeles on Monday night (22Aug16). "And they won't see this movie. It's not appropriate."


Mechanic: Resurrection is the sequel to 2011 movie The Mechanic - a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. Jessica stars as Gina, the love interest of co-star Jason Statham's character Arthur Bishop, and finds herself kidnapped by his enemies in a bid to make Bishop complete a series of executions.


One scene sees Gina attempt to escape from her captors by punching one of them in the groin, and Jessica admits filming the sequence didn't quite go to plan for the stuntman.


"He didn't put the belt low enough in a couple of takes," Jessica grimaced. "It happens so quickly. You make contact. I didn't make anyone bleed."


The stunning brunette looked incredible in a Dolce & Gabbana gown at the premiere. But when it comes to her action skills, even the most glamorous dress wouldn't stop Jessica retaliating if she was set upon.


"I could hurt you," she joked with her interviewer. "But I'm not lethal. I'd probably just stun you."