While the past few years have been focused on family and more personal projects, Eva Mendes has said she’s ready to make a comeback to acting.
But she has a set of conditions and won’t just appear in any old Hollywood film.
“I’m finally getting to the point where I’m reading scripts and I’m thinking about what I can do as far as acting is concerned,” the 46-year-old told HuffPost Australia over the phone from Los Angeles.
Eva shares two daughters Esmeralda, six, and Amada, four, with partner Ryan Gosling, and it’s because of her family she now refuses to accept certain projects.
“Being a mother now, my list of what I will do is very short,” she said. “I don’t want to do anything violent. I don’t want to do anything risqué and I don’t want to do anything too controversial that my kids will be embarrassed of.”
“I feel like I’m such a mum,” she laughed. ”I think the only thing that’s left is Disney which is fine with me.”
The actor said there’s one person who can help tick the boxes as she searches for “that special role that fits right in with where I am right now”.
“Ryan Gosling just has to direct another film and put me in it,” she said.
For the past six years her main focus has been on her daughters, and she admitted “I feel like I’m still in a bit of a survival mode” as she embraces motherhood.
“It’s like ok, I got through another day, now let me clean the house and prep for tomorrow,” she explained. “And I’m kind of in this cycle where I just need to carve out more time for myself and do a little bit more self-care.”
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