“I’ve told this to her face.”
Rosenbaum said to Jensen, “By the way, was Jessica Alba cool to work with?” The two were costars on the series Dark Angel.
“No. She was horrible,” he said bluntly. “I’ve told this to her face.”
“I love Jess, which I know contradicts what I said. She was under an immense amount of pressure on that show… I was like the new fresh face on the set, who wasn’t really there on Season 1. I was the new kid on the block, and I got picked on by the lead.”
Jensen described their contention as “the worst kind of bickering a brother and sister could do.”
“She had it out for me. She just was like, ‘Oh, here’s the pretty boy that network brought in for some more window dressing because that’s what we all need.'” Jensen said she said that in front of the entire crew.
“I was like, ‘What the fuck? What did I do?” Jensen said.
However, he said he soon learned that he had to “fight fire with fire” and said to her one day, “Oh! Looks like we’re getting bitch Alba today. Everybody hang onto your nuts.”
“Then she was like, ‘OK, now I can be a dick to him, and he’ll be a dick to me. And that’s how we’ll roll. It did build some mutual respect.”
However, he did say there were moments where they got along. When Jessica’s boyfriend at the time was away, she asked Jensen to keep her company at her house, which he did, platonically.
And Jess was there when Jensen’s grandfather died. “She walked into my trailer and just held me.”
“It was that kind of relationship. If she walked in [right now], it’d be all hugs.”
Honestly, who hasn’t had one of these types of relationships? I know I have. You can check out Jensen’s full interview here: