AceShowbiz - Jensen Ackles didn't have the best experience working with Jessica Alba on the set of "Dark Angel". Almost two decades since the show ended its run on FOX, the "Days of Our Lives" alum has called out the actress for being "horrible" to work with.
The Dean Winchester of "Supernatural" dished on his working experience with Jessica when making an appearance in the Wednesday, January 18 episode of "Inside of You: Michael Rosenbaum" podcast. When the host asked what it was like to work with the "Fantastic Four" star, he said, "Horrible," before quickly adding, "I'm not kidding. I've told this to her face."
Jensen went on detailing what he thought the roots of the problem between them. "She was under an immense amount of pressure on that show," he explained. "She was young, she was in a relationship with [co-star Michael Weatherly], and that was rocky and causing some undue stress I believe on set."
The 43-year-old, who joined the series in its sophomore season, claimed he was picked on by Jessica because "I was the new, fresh face on the set who wasn't really there in season one. I came in for one episode but then they wrote me in as a series regular for season two. I was the new kid on the block, and I got picked on by the lead."
He further described his connection with Alba as "the worst kind of bickering a brother and sister could do." He added, "She had it out for me."
When asked by the host, Michael Rosenbaum, if Jessica simply "didn't like" him, Jensen shared, "It wasn't that she didn't like me. She just was like, 'Oh here's the pretty boy that network brought in for some more window dressing, 'cause that's what we need.' "
After the Honest Company founder confronted him in front of the crew, Jensen admitted he decided to fight "fire with fire," which led to the two gaining a "mutual respect" for each other.
Jessica's attitude toward Jensen has since changed as he recalled how supportive she was after his grandfather died while they were filming the series. "She literally just walked into my trailer and held me for half an hour," he recounted. "It was that kind of a relationship."
The "My Bloody Valentine 3D" star then assured that there's no bad blood between them anymore as he said, "I love Jess, which I know kind of contradicts what I've just said ..." He added of their relationship today, "If she walked in, we'd be all hugs."