In the midst of child stars who grow up to be adult actors in their own right, vivacious actress Eva Mendes claims how glad she is that she started her own career off when she was already grown up. The American bombshell first gained star status at the relatively mature age of 28 in 2003’s action car flick “2 Fast 2 Furious.” She states that she feels very lucky to have had enough maturity from the very beginning of her career, unlike many members of young Hollywood who appear to lack the said maturity when dealing with the pressures of fame.
Eva states: “There are a lot of lost little souls in Hollywood - a lot of young women who have so much, who come into fame and fortune when they are young, and it’s very difficult to handle that.
“I just thank my lucky stars for being an adult before being an actress.”
Besides the maturity issue, she also claims how upset she is by rumors that she often gets catty with her female co-stars. The press often bugs this “The Women” star about her alleged disputes, and she gets really annoyed in the process. She explains that her getting bitchy and insecure around other women as beautiful as she is is a downright stereotype and should not be taken seriously in any way.
Eva says: “It’s a very sexist way of thinking. Nobody ever asks that when men work together in an ensemble cast. I have been in the business 10 years and I’ve never had a negative situation with another actress - ever!”
Her co-stars in “The Women” include Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett Smith, Candice Bergen, Carrie Fisher, Debi Mazar and Debra Messing—lovely ladies all. The comedy film, directed by Diane English, is an updated version of the 1939 film of the same name directed by George Cukor, which was itself based on a 1936 play written by Clare Booth Luce. The film revolves around a set of gorgeous Manhattan socialites who take idle gossip very seriously.