Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes will not play sexuality or violent roles: “The list is short”

It’s been eight years since Mendes first appeared on screen and the ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ star has some demands for her next movie role.

Eva Mendes narrows her film career nearly a decade since her last screen appearance.

The “Ghost Rider” alum revealed during the May 10 episode of “The View” (via Entertainment Weekly) that her return to Hollywood will depend on the types of roles she gets.

“I have such a list of what I’m going to do, with [my] kids,” Mendes said. “I mean, if it was a fun project. But now I won’t do violence anymore, I don’t want sex anymore, the list is short.

Mendes last appeared on screen in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, “The Lost River,” which he also wrote and produced. The couple share two daughters. The “The Other Guys” actress also voiced a supporting role as a yoga teacher in a 2021 episode of ABC Kids’ animated series “Bluey.”

Mendes previously launched a sequel to the 2005 romantic comedy “Hitch” starring Will Smith, telling Entertainment Tonight in 2020 that “it’s time for a ‘Hitch 2′”.

“Acting is something that I’ll always love. It’s like now that I have kids, I’m a little extreme,” Mendes told ET. “So I’m basically like, ‘Disney, I’m all yours, Disney.’ That’s all that’s left.

Vin Diesel also hinted that Mendes might reprise his “Fast and Furious” role for the franchise’s two-part conclusion, starting with “Fast X.”

Mendes once told USA Today that she “felt a lack of ambition” in her career since becoming a mother. “I feel more ambitious at home right now than in the workplace,” Mendes said in 2019.

She added: “What I’m trying to point out is that I don’t let them see me paying attention to how I dress. They never saw me getting ready for anything; they’ve never seen me at work, which is fine, for anyone who wants to do it that way, but the way I keep things normal is to not let them see me in those situations. I’m just mom. And I’m more than happy to just be a mom.

Mendes also commented in a since-deleted Instagram post that as a parent she limited her selection of roles. “There are a lot of topics I don’t want to be involved in so that limits my choices and that’s fine with me,” Mendes wrote. “I have to set an example for my daughters now.”

Meanwhile, Gosling will star in Netflix spy thriller ‘The Gray Man’ alongside Chris Evans, and is set to play Ken alongside Margot Robbie’s Barbie in Mattel-produced ‘Barbie’ with Greta Gerwig directing.

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