For several years, the actress Eva Mendes has withdrawn from film sets. The actress has just explained this decision at the microphone of Variety.
Eva Mendes: almost 20 years of career
Now 48 years old, Eva Mendes hasn’t appeared on screen since 2015 and her role in Lost River, the film directed by her husband Ryan Gosling. However, Eva Mendes is almost 20 years of career and an forty appearances At the movie theater. She began her acting career at the late 1990s with discreet performances in series like Emergency room and mortal kombat. But it was in the early 2000s that she began to get noticed with participations in movies like Training Day and Desperado 2: Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
This is her role as Monica in 2 Fast 2 Furious which gives him an international notoriety. Subsequently, her fans were able to see her in Hitch – Seduction Expert (2005), The night belongs to us (2007), Ghost Rider (2007), The Spirit (2008), Bad Lieutenant: Stopover in New Orleans (2008), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), or the incredible Holy Motors (2012) by Leos Carax. Yet, despite a career that has nothing to be ashamed of, Eva Mendes decides to leave the Hollywood landscape just after Lost River (2015).
The actress explains her early retirement
In a long interview given to Variety, Eva Mendes revealed the reasons why she left the world of cinema:
I don’t really miss it. I was tired of fighting for good roles. At one point I said to myself: “I will create my own opportunities, become a producer and finance my own projects”. But it didn’t seem worth it.
Shortly after, she started a family with her husband Ryan Gosling. They are parents of two young girls, Amada and Emeraldrespectively aged 6 and 7 years old. It was after their birth that Eva Mendes preferred to put her career on hold to spend time with them. The actress then did an inventory of the place of Latin American actresses in the Hollywood landscape. An observation that also pushed her to give up:
There are more opportunities for Latin actresses now, but when I bowed out 10 years ago, I was only offered things that were specifically Latin. It’s exciting that things are different now, so who knows what I’ll do in the future. But right now, I’m staying home with my kids.
The return of Eva Mendes to the front of the stage is clearly not on the agenda. Too bad, because the star surely still had a lot to show as an actress.