Actress Eva Mendes isn’t afraid to admit that she uses her sex-symbol status to help her secure film roles.
Ã¢â¬ÅI donÃ¢â¬â¢t allow myself to be typecast, but when I have to turn up the heat and turn up the sexuality and I do an amazing Calvin Klein campaign itÃ¢â¬â¢s very conscious, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s no accident. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s very methodical on my part,Ã¢â¬Â Mendes explained. Ã¢â¬ÅIf I feel it’s appropriate to show some nudity in the scenes then I go for it. As much as I use my sexuality, I have never felt exploited. I feel like itÃ¢â¬â¢s on my terms and I have no problem with it.Ã¢â¬Â
And while Mendes is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood who has likely been all around the world, interestingly enough, she only made her first visit to the hurricane-torn New Orleans while filming her latest crime drama Ã¢â¬ÅBad Lieutenant: Port of Call New OrleansÃ¢â¬Â in August last year.
Ã¢â¬ÅIt was exciting because we brought business there, but it was pretty devastating. I was in shock at some parts, I hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t been there ever so I was still in shock that this happened in our country,Ã¢â¬Â Mendes told us while promoting the flick. Ã¢â¬ÅI felt we were somewhere else in certain areas. Our government failed this; you can see they failed this. It was pretty intense.Ã¢â¬Â