Eva Mendes has declared her eight-year absence from the film industry and shared a new condition for selecting film roles.
The actress’ last film role was in 2014, when she starred in her partner Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River.
Talking about an episode of The view On Tuesday (May 10), Mendes, 48, addressed her absence from screen, explaining that she’s made new rules about her job since becoming a mother.
“I was still working; I just wasn’t acting because, as you know, acting can take up a lot of time,” Mendes said, adding, “So I took some time off from film.”
When asked if she would consider returning, Mendes continued, “I have such a shortlist of what I’m going to do. Before the kids, I was up for anything, you know, as long as it was a fun project.
“But now I will not use force. I don’t want to do sexuality. The list is short.”
She said she “hopes” to return when the project is “nice and clean,” and said a Disney movie would be “perfect.”
Mendes has two daughters with Gosling, who she began dating in 2011 after meeting on the set of the 2012 film The place Beyond the Pines.
The actor whose other credits include Practice day, hitch and wrong way driverpreviously explained why she chooses not to share posts about her family online.
When a curious fan asked why, Mendes replied, “I’ve always had a clear boundary when it comes to my husband and kids. I will of course talk about it with reservations, but I will not post pictures of our daily life.
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She continued, “And since my kids are so young and don’t understand what posting their picture really means, I don’t have their approval. And I won’t post their picture until they’re old enough to agree with me. As for Ryan and I, it just works for us to stay private.”
In 2017, during a Golden Globes acceptance speech, Gosling thanked Mendes for “raising our daughter, [being] pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer” while he was working on the musical la la country.
“If she hadn’t taken all of this upon herself so that I could have this experience, to this day I’m sure it would be someone else up here than me,” he said, adding, “Honey, thanks.”
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