Jensen Ackles revealed on the Jan. 18th episode of Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum that Jessica Alba was difficult to work with on her 2000s sci-fi series, Dark Angel.
The Supernatural star described their arguments as “the worst kind of bickering a brother and sister could do.” He added, “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 because that’s what we all need.”
He said that he eventually learned to “fight fire with fire,” leading to a “mutual respect” between the two.
Ackles told Rosenbaum, “I love Jess, which I know kind of contradicts what I just said. She was under an immense amount of pressure on that show. She was young, she was in a relationship and that was … causing some undue stress, I believe.”
At the time, 19-year-old Alba was engaged to 32-year-old, future Bull actor, Michael Weatherly.