The Being Mary Jane actress spoke with ET's Carly Steel at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party on Sunday at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, and she gleefully opened up about acting alongside Alba.
"We're so excited to get her," Union, 44, marveled. "I teamed back up with Jerry Bruckheimer. Me and Jessica are executive producing. This is our time! We're ready."
For the untitled Bad Boys spin-off, which is produced by Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad and written by The Blacklist writer-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, Union will be reprising her character, Special Agent Sydney "Syd" Burnett, from the movie's 2003 sequel, where she played the sister of Martin Lawrence’s character, Detective Marcus Burnett.
As for Alba, NBC revealed over the weekend that she'll be starring opposite Union, playing Detective Nancy McKenna, a single mom and former military police officer.