posted on 17 Jun 2013
Gallery update: photoshoots
posted on 16 Jun 2013
Eva has lost 14 pounds for Pines movie
posted on 16 Jun 2013
In Place Beyond the Pines
, directed by Derek Gianfrance, Mendes looks haggard, hardly the hottie we have come to know or the hilarious comedienne who had us in stitches in the Farrelly Brothers' Stuck on You. In a story that spans 17 years, Mendes lost 6.8kg
for the early scenes.
"That's a lot because I'm a little girl, I wanted it to feel like my baby had sucked the life out of me, literally and figuratively. Of course, I loved my child but the stress of the predicament I was in depleted me so I saw her as unsexy and unflattering in that outfit."
Born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents, the youngest of four children, Mendes was raised by her mother following her parents' divorce. They maintain a close bond, so her mother became a huge influence on this movie.
"When it came time to cast [the mother role] Derek said, 'Okay, so you are going to go pick your Mum. Find the woman you have the right connection with.'
"I auditioned 20 women and Olga Merediz was the one who reminded me of my mother . Something about her was so maternal and beautiful. Ironically, she doesn't have children but she is Cuban and I felt an immediate connection."
She has worked with Hollywood's top stars and in Pines she's with Hollywood's two heart-throbs, Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
"They are just amazing actors. It's about the work and they give so much. That's another thing about working with Derek, you know that the cast is going to be stellar and you know they are going to have your back and all the actors did."
The Place Beyond the Pines opens on June 27
Place Beyond the Pines announced for Blu-ray
posted on 14 Jun 2013
The critically-acclaimed drama from Derek Cianfrance rides to Blu-ray on August 6.
Read the plot:
Motorcycle stuntman Luke (Ryan Gosling) gives up his job in order to provide for his newborn son and the boy's mother (Eva Mendes). Elsewhere, Avery (Bradley Cooper), an ambitious rookie cop, struggles to make his way in a corrupt police department. Their two worlds collide when Luke takes part in a string of bank robberies, the consequences of which echoes into the next generation.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack
, and supplements include: Feature Commentary with Cianfrance as well as Deleted and Extended Scenes.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $34.98.
posted on 14 Jun 2013
Eva Mendes section has been updated with her YEARBOOK PHOTOS!
Some celebrities have awkward pictures, but Eva can't complain: she looked like a normal teenager at the age of 13.
The images were added to the gallery as well, in the Misc category, more personal pics to come!
Check out her yearbook photos and tell us what you think! Was she HOT or NOT?
Eva Mendes has very intense dreams
posted on 13 Jun 2013
Eva finds it hard to switch off at night and searches for answers to her problems by consulting her subconscious – she admitted to German Zeit Online.
"My dreams are often very intense, especially if I'm facing a tough challenge in my life and I don't know how to deal with it. In that type of situation, I will ask myself questions before I go to bed. I plant this question really deep into my consciousness and very often I will wake up with the answer. Or at least with the memory of a dream that holds the solution I'm looking for."
Eva often finds herself waking up without remembering her dreams, but insists they come back to her throughout the day. Sometimes she will have to ask the same question again and the answer isn't always the easiest to interpret.
"Of course they're never simple solutions, I don't get a 'yes' or a 'no', But they help to get clarity about my feelings and to better understand my desires, fears and needs. I am a firm believer that we can find all the most important answers within ourselves. My dreams allow me to do this."
Although the star is very open about her problem-solving method, she doesn't often tell people details about her dreams. Eva would rather keep them for herself to ensure they stay meaningful.
"They are very personal; in a way, they are a broadening of my consciousness. I am a person that prefers to hold back. My dreams are like a secret treasure for me. In general, I believe that too much interpretation destroys dreams. I have experienced it a few times that they lose meaning when I share too many details with someone. If I put my dreams into words, they can lose their power. Instead, I act on them intuitively, rather than analysing them too much."
Eva to direct a movie in the future?
posted on 12 Jun 2013
Eva sat down with reporters of Spiegel magazine
(= German Mirror), she talked about her future plans and about her latest movie Place Beyond the Pines.
"Kathryn Bigelow is an idol to everybody. I'm not shutting out the possibility to stand behind the camera, but I still have time and I have to learn a lot. I've got 23 years of experience in the film industry, but I have to take acting lessons."
Eva also told Roland Huschke, that she doesn't go to castings anymore, but when she likes a script, she does everything to get the role.
"When I saw Derek Cianfrances [Blue Valentine], I was like: 'Oh, this is my man! I have to get a role, even if that's a small one.' When I asked for a test audition, I knew what I wanted."
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