Eva Longoria Interview Latina Magazine January 2017
Eva Longoria Interview Latina Magazine January 2017.
- On finding her husband: “I feel like I’m the luckiest human being in the world, and he feels that he’s the luckiest and that’s a beautiful thing. We have so much respect for each other’s dreams and ambitions, for our families and our life goals together. I never felt I was partnered with an equal until I met him.
- On being an inspiration for young women: “Young Latinas cannot be what they cannot see. The impact of seeing me on the screen or seeing me politically active or seeing me give back to charity, that’s something they can see and go, ‘I can do that.’ I don’t speak for the Latino community; I speak with them.”
- On having kids: “If it is on the horizon for us, then great, but we are just enjoying each other now.”
- On connecting to her Mexican roots: “I did not grow up speaking Spanish in Texas, and learning it later in life was a gift. Living in Mexico with my husband has really made me feel closer to my heritage. Mexico has been a gift to me — it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world.”
- On her love of fashion: “It’s another creative outlet. I’ve been sewing my entire life — garment construction, materials, fabric — and I just love being able to create. It’s the same reason I love cooking, because it’s totally different.”
- On working hard: “I give 110 percent to everything I do: my charity foundation, clothing line, my bedding line, acting, directing. I just finished directing Jane the Virgin, and for three weeks I was in the trenches of the TV show. Nothing else existed while I was shooting Jane and directing Gina [Rodriguez]. I just wanted to be 1000 percent there for them, I want to be amazing, and it’s just a matter of prioritizing.”
- On Telenovela and Devious Maids being canceled: “I loved producing Telenovela because I gave eight roles to up-and-coming Latino actors who maybe wouldn’t have been given a chance. For me, that’s probably the best part of it all . . . I’m such an optimist! I’m a glass half-full girl. I think you have to work hard, and things happen for a reason. I get to learn from those experiences. If you do not pursue the things you want, you’re not learning.”