Eva Mendes sparkles in Dolce&Gabbana on the cover of Marie Claire‘s March 2012 issue. With her new movie “Girl In Progress” set to debut this April, Eva Mendes is easing back into the spotlight.
Here’s what the 37-year-old Girl in Progress star had to share:
On working with Ryan Gosling: “He’s your dream costar. I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film.”
On body image: “It doesn’t matter what you have or what you look like. It’s something everyone has to work at. I realize I have contributed to a certain happy, healthy, empowered image, but that’s not all of me. I feel it’s important to let women know that I have similar struggles. What I tell girls is what they don’t like about themselves now, they will probably end up loving as an adult, because that’s what happened to me. When I am complimented on things that I didn’t like when I was 13, like my overbite and my mole, that’s when you realize that your imperfections are why people love you.”
On her idols, Julianne Moore and Annette Bening: “I have a girl crush on them. I’d kill to have half the careers they’ve had after 40.”