"She was more naive in the first film. Ignorance was bliss," Alba says. "In this one there's no bliss and no ignorance. I wanted her to transition from being a victim to being someone who’s in control of her own story." In regards to the film, she says, "Sex is absolutely what helps sell this movie, which is fine by me."
Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For also stars Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Martin Csokas , Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jamie King, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta , Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach and Jude Ciccolella.