Jessica Alba is afraid of fellow actress Felicity Huffman because she reduced her to tears as a teen - and has branded the star a "tough cookie".
The Sin City star - then aged 16 - attended an intensive six-week acting masterclass run by the Desperate Housewives star and her husband, actor William H. MACy at the Atlantic Theatre Company - but was left in tears after the actress criticised her performance technique.
She says, "Felicity was very hard on me. She's a tough cookie, that one.
"I just remember her making me cry because I didn't prepare a scene right, or I didn't talk loud enough."