Actress Eva Mendes has worked hard for the past two decades to build her remarkable career. Her first major film appearance came in 1998 after she played the role of Kir in Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror. The sudden shift came in the 2000s as Mendes starred in several hits like 2 Fast 2 Furious, Hitch, Ghost Rider, and The Other Guys.
However, the actress’ last major role was in Lost River (2014) as she hasn’t starred in a movie since then. It’s been almost a decade and fans are now unsure if the actress still has the desire to play a role in a movie.
Is Eva Mendes tired of acting?
In September 2022, actress Eva Mendes gave an interview with Variety and explained that she “doesn’t really miss” acting. After not appearing in a major film project for roughly a decade, it seems like she is done with acting. She said,
“I don’t really miss it. I got tired fighting for the good roles. There just was a point where I thought, ‘I’m going to create my own opportunities and become a producer on things and create my own material,’ but it just didn’t feel worth it to me. There are more opportunities for Latina actresses now, but when I bowed out 10 years ago I wasn’t being offered things that weren’t specifically Latina.”
When talking about her family, the actress said, “I thought, ‘Oh, this is what I’m supposed to do right now.” The actress shares two kids, daughters Esmeralda and Amada, with actor Ryan Gosling.
Will the actress ever make a comeback?
Just one month after her statements about “not missing” acting, Eva Mendes gave her fans a subtle hint that she might be planning a comeback. In October 2022, Mendes posted a compilation of screenshots of all the media outlets that claimed that she quit acting. The actress wrote,
“I never quit acting. / I wanted to be home with my babies and fortunately my other business ventures allowed me to do that more than acting would. / Also, I was not excited about the stereotypical roles being offered to me at the time. Especially after working on the film LOST RIVER -that was a dream project. That’s a tough act to follow. / Whats the point of this post? To shift that narrative. / I never quit. ♥️”
In the post, Mendes explained that she quit acting to spend more time with her family. Undoubtedly, the actress has invested a lot of money in several business ventures that support her income.
Did Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling get married?
For the longest time, everyone believed that Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling never officially got married. However, in November 2022, Mendes seemingly confirmed that they are married. During her appearance on Channel 9’s Today in Australia, the actress referred to Ryan Gosling as her “husband.” She said,
“Everyone is so welcoming here, and my husband, Ryan, is here, and we are having the best time.”
The two met in 2011 after working together in The Place Beyond the Pines. They instantly started dating and have been very private about their relationship. They share two daughters, seven-year-old Esmeralda Amada and six-year-old Amada Lee.