Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba
Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

JESSICA Alba wants the mourners at her funeral to down shots of tequila.

The 'Mechanic: Resurrection' star wants her memorial to be a celebration of her life rather than a depressing event, and thinks the best way to kick proceedings off would be with the Mexican alcoholic spirit.

Speaking to NME magazine, the 35-year-old actress - whose great-grandparents were Mexican immigrants to the US - said: "Funerals are so depressing - I want my (funeral) to be like a celebration, so maybe not so depressing. Everyone would have to take shots of tequila, for sure."

In keeping with the Mexican theme Jessica would also like a traditional mariachi song to play her out to her final resting place.

She explained: "There's this mariachi song I grew up listening to that would be good - it's called 'La Charreada'."

In the interview, Jessica, 35, also confessed that the first album she bought was by boy band New Kids On The Block and went she went to them perform at her first ever gig she was so excited she burst into tears.

She shared: "We were up in the nosebleeds and I cried and screamed and lost my voice because I was so excited.

"Joey McIntyre was my favourite member - I think because he was the least old one."

Her tastes have since matured and she counts Bob Dylan amongst her favourite artists.

Jessica - who has daughters Honor, eight, and Haven, five, with her husband Cash Warren - explained: "I guess when I started listening to Bob Dylan and The Beatles that changed my life - Dylan's such an incredible poet.

"Alicia Keys always has songs and Rihanna. But I mean, if you talk about real poetry and what not, Dylan. Dylan's the master."

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