Eva Mendes has stopped her career as an actress, but that does not mean she does not remain a star. The interpreter, of Cuban descent, for almost five years practically moved away from public life, without stepping on the red carpets and without any project in the account. In addition, he broke his silence in a talk to talk about his career, his motherhood and his projects. And even Ryan Gosling, his partner since 2011 and whom he rarely mentions (nor does he).
The Hitch interpreter or Ghost Rider was seen and heard in a rare interview given to the May issue of the American edition of Women's Health. "Being a mother was the least of my worries," explains the actress, 45. Now he has two daughters. In September 2014 was born the first, Esmeralda Amada, and in April 2016 the second, Amada Lee.
So what happened? "Ryan Gosling has passed", she laughed heartily. I mean, I fall in love with him. So it made sense to me … no more having kids, but having kids. It was something very concrete with him. "After almost two decades dedicated to the world of cinema, he arrived, his daughters arrived and with them, a change of priorities came. lack of ambition, to be honest, "he reflects. Now I feel more ambition at home than at work. "
The work for her are her small, in addition to specific collaborations in the fashion world (with the clothing brand New York & Company) and cosmetics (with the Circa signature). "It's still a bit dangerous to leave the two of them alone in a room," he says, kind of playing seriously about the girls, four and a half years old and three small. In any case, cinema and all that implies is not now an option for its creation.
Because, for Mendes, that his daughters grow up in the hurricane of the public's eyes "is clearly a concern." "It's not just because we're in this industry, but all that fame is very scary when you try to raise your children, "he says, sighing and explaining during the interview the distances he has to go through to figure out where to play and spend time with the little ones away from the photographers' goals.
"What I want to emphasize is that I do not allow them to pay attention to the clothes I wear, they have never seen me preparing for anything, they have never seen me at work," he reflects, emphasizing that this is the path they have chosen. "It's okay for anyone who wants to do it this way, but the way I try to take it normally is not to let them see me in these situations, I'm just a mother. I'm more than happy to be a mother."He says that less than a decade ago he wanted to be a girl Almodóvar or work with Amenábar.
They say that to raise a child, you need a whole tribe, and so the Gosling-Mendes contemplate. "We have a huge help group: Ryan's mother and mine, his sisters and mine, is a whole city helping us, I have my heart with those women who do everything on their own, I come from a house I basically had a single person, although I love my father, my mother raised us at almost four", explains about her and her brothers, who grew humbly." We did not have many things when we grew up. My mother used to say, "As few as we have, there are those who have less." It made me appreciate all this since I was little. "
This lack of compromise in his work made him almost lose the grateful speech that Ryan Gosling devoted to him when won the Golden Globe for La Landin 2017. She says in the interview that her daughters can only see a public cartoon chain and that she was not even seeing the ceremony, but her sister called her from another room and arrived just as Gosling started talking.
That year, Mendes's brother had died. "Missing it was incredibly difficult", she says two years later. Gosling dedicated the prize to both of them, since she had taken care of him while he played the most important role of his career. "If she had not taken control of all this so that I could have this experience, surely today there would be someone else in my place, then dear, thank you," said the actor. "It was like a dream," she recalls. "But the best thing was when he said my sister's name, it was the nicest gesture, I had no idea Ryan would do that."