Eva Longoria: ‘Directing is a challenge’

Eva Longoria has found directing to be very challenging.The Desperate Housewives actress, who first tried her hand at directing with episodes of TV shows such as Black-ish and Jane the Virgin, is making her feature film directorial debut with the comed…

Eva Longoria has found directing to be very challenging.

The Desperate Housewives actress, who first tried her hand at directing with episodes of TV shows such as Black-ish and Jane the Virgin, is making her feature film directorial debut with the comedy 24-7, which she will follow up with biopic Flamin’ Hot.

Longoria has found directing to be difficult, so to aid the process, she has surrounded herself by the best possible crew.

“Directing is a challenge — period,” Longoria told Yahoo Entertainment. “You have to be prepared no matter who you are, male or female… there are so many obstacles women face — second-guessing and sexism still persists… you just got to hire the right people to surround yourself with. I’ve had amazing experiences with (directors of photography) and crews supporting me. But I know that’s not universal. And I’ve heard those horror stories.”

Flamin’ Hot is a biopic about Richard Montanez, a Mexican immigrant and former janitor at Frito-Lay who invented the spicy Cheetos flavour and worked his way up the business.

The 44-year-old explained that she wanted to direct the project because it is important for her to represent the Latinx community onscreen.

“I got the job because I was prepared and I was authentic with my point of view,” she continued. “Richard Montanez’s story is my story. And it’s many people’s stories. When people say, ‘…you know, people who look like you won’t get the shot,’ that’s when you try harder. I really loved that aspect of it. And I think they respected my point of view and how I wanted to make the movie.”

Longoria is also producing and starring in 24-7 alongside Kerry Washington. It follows a group of accountants who band together to solve a fraud case.

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Gina Rodriguez wore two dresses during wedding ceremony

Actress Gina Rodriguez wore two gowns during her wedding ceremony on Saturday (04May19). The Jane the Virgin star married actor-turned-Muay Thai fighter Joe LoCicero and took to Instagram to share moments from the outdoor ceremony with fans. In the …

Actress Gina Rodriguez wore two gowns during her wedding ceremony on Saturday (04May19).

The Jane the Virgin star married actor-turned-Muay Thai fighter Joe LoCicero and took to Instagram to share moments from the outdoor ceremony with fans.

In the posts, the 34 year old can be seen wearing two stunning pieces, a slip-esque column gown with a cowl neckline and a low back with button-detailing and a sultry sheer bustier-style dress with pearl detailing. Rodriguez chose to forgo wearing a veil with her first look and wore her hair half up-half down, decorating her tresses with flowers. For the reception, she let her hair down for a more casual look and accessorised the stunning items with her new gold wedding band.

“May 4th, 2019 was absolute MAGIC,” she captioned footage from the big day. “To my husband Joseph, I am yours forever.”

The bride, who wore a simple ivory gown for the ceremony, also expressed her gratitude to those who helped to organise the romantic occasion.

“Thank you to my mother in law for the wedding of my dreams. And the village that helped her!” Gina wrote.

She went on to praise her TV co-star Justin Baldoni for apparently presiding over the nuptials, while Joe’s brother, Michael, performed for guests as the actress walked down the aisle: “Special thank you to our soul brother @justinbaldoni and my new brother for singing me down the aisle Michael LoCicero…,” she added.

The newlyweds began dating after meeting on the set of her hit series in 2016 and they became engaged last August (18).

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Eva Longoria making movie directorial debut

Eva Longoria is making her movie directorial debut with a comedy called 24-7.The 43-year-old actress has had a lot of experience directing for television, and has worked on shows including Jane the Virgin and Black-ish, but this will be her first time …

Eva Longoria is making her movie directorial debut with a comedy called 24-7.

The 43-year-old actress has had a lot of experience directing for television, and has worked on shows including Jane the Virgin and Black-ish, but this will be her first time bringing her directorial skills to a feature-length project.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, Eva will also star in the film alongside Kerry Washington, while Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has signed on to produce with Jessie Henderson through their Feigco Entertainment banner.

Sarah Rothschild has penned the script, which tells the story of a group of women accountants who group together against a similar male group in their firm in order to solve a fraud case that will save their jobs.

The project is said to be similar in style to 9 to 5, the classic 1980 female-centric workplace comedy starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton.

Eva recently wrapped filming on the movie adaptation of Nickelodeon show Dora the Explorer, in which she stars opposite Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, and Michael Pena.

She also appeared in canine comedy Dog Days and romcom Overboard earlier this year (18), while she also has a role in Jamie Foxx’s indie drama All-Star Weekend, which is currently in post-production and also features Robert Downey Jr., Ken Jeong, Gerard Butler, Benicio del Toro, and Jessica Szohr.

Away from the big screen, the former Desperate Housewives star welcomed her first child in June; a son called Santiago whom she shares with husband Jose Antonio Baston. The couple married in Mexico in May 2016.

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Brooke Shields hit the gym hard before latest swimwear shoot

Brooke Shields was determined to be the “best version” of herself in her latest swimwear shoot.The Suddenly Susan actress has had a long association with the fashion industry, appearing on the cover of Vogue magazine at the age of 14 in 1980 and famous…

Brooke Shields was determined to be the “best version” of herself in her latest swimwear shoot.

The Suddenly Susan actress has had a long association with the fashion industry, appearing on the cover of Vogue magazine at the age of 14 in 1980 and famously fronting advertisements for Calvin Klein jeans.

After stepping away from modelling for a number of years, Brooke was unveiled as one of the new campaign stars for Swimsuits for All in May (18), and has now shared that she took her preparation very seriously in the lead up to the shoot.

“I really prepared. I knew that if I didn’t look my best, I’d be embarrassed and mad at myself. I stopped drinking beer and wine, and I worked out three times a week. I was the best version of myself,” she told Porter magazine, adding jokingly: “I was also hungry.”

In her Swimsuits for All photoshoot, Brooke rocked a red bikini in a variety of locations, including in a car and by a pool.

And in some ways, she still can’t believe that she’s had the opportunity to flaunt her figure, especially as she underwent knee surgery earlier in the year.

“I modelled swimwear when I was 15, and even then, I didn’t think I had a swimsuit body,” the 53-year-old sighed. “I was a cover girl, not a supermodel. I was ‘neck up’ – the face, the eyebrows – and I was always described as ‘athletic’; ‘not rail-thin’; ‘not a runway model’. Those messages, they seep into your consciousness.”

In addition to having roles on TV shows such as Jane the Virgin and Mr. Pickles, Brooke is currently promoting her apparel and accessories line with shopping channel QVC.

Brooke Shields Timeless includes a number of classic pieces, such as high-waisted black trousers, striped T-shirts, skirts, button-up shirts and scarves, with the brunette beauty hoping her clothes appeal to a specific market.

“There is a huge market of women who have money and don’t want to look prepubescent, but don’t want to look like old ladies either,” she shared. “I have years of access and knowledge, and the idea is that I bring my own aesthetic.”

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