Eva Longoria revealed that she got her last director job after learning to be a white man.
The actress, 45, was trying to direct Flamin ‘Hot, a biopic about the man who invented Cheetos.
Before the interview, she revealed that she had received advice from her Desperate Housewives producer Brian Tanen, which helped her get the job.
Attitude change: Eva Longoria, 45, revealed that she had her last job as a director after learning to be a white man
She said to the Sun on Sunday, “I was pitching with him and he said,” Stop there. Put on your male privilege pants and stop ASKING to make this film. Enter the room as if this film was yours and you are directing it and telling them that this is how you are going to launch it, this is how you are going to film it. ”
“And I thought,” Oh my God, yeah! I’m not a man and I’m not white, so I wouldn’t think of doing that. ” It was a change of approach for every sentence that came out of my mouth. Because as a woman, we want to be receptive. We want to be seen as cooperative. “
The Hollywood beauty also explained why she showed her gray hair to her Instagram followers last month.
Hair me out: Eva shared an honest moment with fans last month when she exposed her gray hair in a video posted on her Instagram account
She said, ‘I always say,” Whenever I’m on a red carpet, my look is an illusion. ” It’s not my eyelashes and it’s not my hair color or neckline. I’ve always been open to people. Gray hair isn’t scary, you can fix it.
The star, who married Joe Baston in 2016 and shares a son with the Mexican businessman, also spoke about his difficulties in breaking into the theater world.
She said she would do nine auditions a day, changing clothes between them, when she was desperately trying to get into Hollywood.
Braids: the 45-year-old actress showed the lighter tufts of hair to her nearly 8 million followers
Eva worked at the time as a recruitment consultant, but auditioned for all roles, including “prostitutes”, so that she could get her break.
Her breakthrough came quickly when she was chosen to play Gabrielle Solis in the United States in Desperate Housewives, which played from 2004 to 2012.
She said it was the last audition of the day and hadn’t even had time to read the full script, but still impressed the producers of the show and won the coveted role.
The actress also revealed that her mother instilled pride in her Latin heritage from a young age.
Role in small groups: the actress played the role of Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives from 2004 to 2012
When Eva, who grew up in Texas, was teased on the bus for eating a bean taco while everyone was eating pop pies, her mother wrapped up her two bean tacos the next day, telling her to never forget where she came from.
This week, the actress and her husband celebrated their four-year anniversary with a socially distant “front yard flamenco”.
Eva posted a series of posts on Instagram on Thursday to mark the milestone and congratulated partner José Antonio Bastón as “the kindest soul I have ever known”.
She looked radiant as she slipped into a long black linen dress and went barefoot to enjoy a live performance by a flamenco group at home.
Lovebirds: Eva Longoria, 45, and her husband celebrated their four-year anniversary with a socially distanced “front yard flamenco”
The pair spilled glasses of red wine while listening to the music but their Santiago, a one-year-old son, stole the show dancing enthusiastically.
Eva downloaded clips from the musical getaway alongside a caption that said, “Wow what a wedding anniversary [red heart].
“Thank you @ manuelguitierrez6 and @flamencodistrict for helping us celebrate our anniversary!
‘Dance at 6 feet … #frontyardflamencoconcert #socialdistancing #anniversary.’
Little dancer: The pair spilled glasses of red wine while listening to music while their one-year-old son Santiago also seemed to enjoy the performance