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Alba’s comment on nudity being an option brought out a few loud moans from some male journalists who apparently would have loved to have had Robert Rodriguez go that direction. Alba was adamant that nudity was definitely negotiable, if that was how Rodriguez wanted to go. “It absolutely was an option. Robert said we could do it if we wanted to. Obviously it would have been more authentic. But I felt like dancing around with a lasso and chaps was going to be sexy enough. I think being nude for me would have been distracting. I really couldn’t be bottomless in front of my dad. He would really… I don’t know. He’d disown me or something. He’d freak out.”

Rodriguez stands by his decision to add some clothing to Nancy for the movie and said he believes Nancy’s sexiness comes across, even without the nudity. “It was very important that we retained the sexiness of it. Like in the world of the comic, they just think that Nancy’s the sexiest person in the world and [addressing his comment to Alba] you did that. That’s all we needed. This works. It gets that across,” explained Rodriguez.

The Physical Preparation for “Sin City:” “I work out anyway just because it’s healthy to work out and women have health problems, especially in my family. So I just work out just to be healthy anyway, so that was already part of it. And I went to strip clubs to see how strippers do it. And I realized I wanted a choreographer and Robert said no. I was like, ‘Okay…’ He said, ‘Just feel it. We’re just going to play music and you’re just going to feel it.’”

Rodriguez recalled that when he directed Salma Hayek’s snake dance in “From Dusk Till Dawn,” he told the actress to just to do what felt right. Hayek requested a choreographer and claimed she didn’t know how to dance, but Rodriguez knew she’d catch on. “You do it. You just go up there. I just knew, ‘Just go up there and dance. You know how to dance.’ It’s going to be something people wish they could choreograph,” explained Rodriguez.

But Alba wasn’t immediately convinced. “Mind you he’s saying Salma Hayek in ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’ the sexiest dance I’ve ever seen on camera ever. And he’s like, ‘It will be like that.’ I was like, ‘Like that? Are you serious? I have to live up to something.’ Like it’s iconic. There hasn’t been a sexier dance ever and she wasn’t naked.”

Rodriguez said Hayek was nervous dancing around a stage with a snake, and Jessica Alba confirms she too had a case of the nerves. “My heart was beating so fast. I was so nervous. And then I had some Texans teaching me how to rope and lasso.”

“She out there in the back roping and spinning the gun. She whacked herself in the head a few times. By the time she got to the stage she was just like a pro. We were just always watching. ‘Oh, the tape ran out…’ ‘Oh, okay,’” confided Rodriguez.