Eva Mendes reveals she took a step back after being offered ‘naughty roles’

Eva Mendes reveals she stepped back after being offered ‘s****y roles’, but would return for a ‘big role’

After recently clarifying that she hasn’t “retired” from acting, Eva Mendes has opened up about why she hasn’t appeared in a movie in the past eight years.

While the 48-year-old actress returned to voice a yoga instructor in the animated children’s series Bluey, she hasn’t appeared in a film since 2014’s Lost River, her partner’s writing and directing debut. Ryan Gosling.

Mendes recently appeared on Australia’s Fitzy and Wippa podcast, where she revealed she had given up acting for her children, but also because she was being offered ****y roles.

Eva clarifies: After recently clarifying that she had no

Eva clarifies: After recently clarifying that she hasn’t “retired” from acting, Eva Mendes has explained why she hasn’t appeared in a film in the past eight years

When asked what would make her come back, Mendes replied, “Yeah, well, for a big role.”

“I was just, you know…I took time off to be with the kids, because they were so little. Now they are six years old and our eldest just turned eight,” she added.

‘But it’s also because, you know, can I say a dirty word? They were pretty sexy roles that were offered to me and I was tired of taking them,’ she clarified.

Big role: When asked what would make her come back, Mendes replied:

Big role: When asked what would make her come back, Mendes replied: ‘Yeah, well, for a big role’

“I was fed up, you know what, it’s not worth it. You know, if I have to go away for a few months and be, you know, it better be something damn good,’ she added.

Mendes was also asked if there was ever a certain moment in a script — or even a page — that solidified his decision to hand over a project.

“Sometimes there is a page. If the character is introduced, and you know what I mean? she says.

Sick of that: 'I was sick of it, you know what, it's not worth it.  You know, if I have to go away for a few months and be, you know, it better be something damn good,' she added.

Sick of that: ‘I was sick of it, you know what, it’s not worth it. You know, if I have to go away for a few months and be, you know, it better be something damn good,’ she added.

“Sometimes it’s a page, but I usually try to give it my all, but sometimes halfway through, you’re like, I’ll never, I’ll never do that,” she added.

She also clarified comments that she has ‘retired’ from acting in a recent Instagram comment from October.

“I never stopped acting. I wanted to be home with my babies and luckily my other business ventures allowed me to do that more than acting,” Mendes said.

Clarified: She also clarified comments that she has

Clarified: She also clarified comments that she has ‘retired’ from acting in a recent Instagram comment from October

“Also, I was not enthusiastic about the stereotypical roles that were offered to me at the time,” she continued, before revealing what her “dream project” was.

“Especially after working on the movie Lost River — it was a dream project. It’s a tough act to follow,” Mendes said.

Mendes has been romantically involved with Ryan Gosling since 2011 with their daughters born in 2014 and 2016.

Eva and Ryan: Mendes has been romantically involved with Ryan Gosling since 2011 with their daughters born in 2014 and 2016

Eva and Ryan: Mendes has been romantically involved with Ryan Gosling since 2011 with their daughters born in 2014 and 2016

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