Eva Longoria in Prestige Hong Kong: I Don't Consider Myself A Sex Symbol

Posted Tuesday March 18, 2014 7:40 AM GMT

Taking time away from the set of her upcoming film "Refugio," Eva Longoria garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the April 2014 issue of Prestige Hong Kong magazine.

The former "Desperate Housewives" star looked gorgeous in a stunning black dress for the Eric Schnieder-shot front page while opening up about everything from her devoted fans on Twitter to being defined as a "sex symbol."

Highlights from Miss Longoria's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Prestige Hong Kong!

On her Twitter popularity:
"I obviously don’t answer every tweet. But I tweet, I do it all. It’s a very interesting process. Actually, the airplane pillow that Brookstone used to make – my favorite airplane pillow – I tweeted Brookstone and I said, “Pleeeeeease make this pillow again!” And they reached out to me. That’s how many people retweeted my tweet to Brookstone and they reached out to me and said, 'We’d love to make it again.' [laughs] It’s definitely an effective tool to get messages out, specifically with my philanthropy and my activism."

On her sex symbol reputation:
"I never thought of myself as a sex symbol. I just do the cover of magazines. I think it’s really unfair men or people in the world think you can’t be both – you can’t be a sex symbol and a serious businessperson. Who says I can’t be both? Who says I can’t do the cover of Maxim and run a production company? Women are complex. Women are beautiful and intellectual and spiritual and social and entrepreneurial. They’re everything. And I think I’m a great example of that."

On her love life:
"You can ask, but I won’t answer. But my social life is amazing. Lots of friends and things going on all the time. [laughs] I’m at a very happy place in my life right now, both personally and professionally."

On her political involvement:
"Definitely not. I‘m not a fan of politicians, I’m a fan of the political process. I’m a big believer in our system of government. I think the most powerful place in the process is the citizen. Every major civil-rights thing we’ve had in the last century has been by civil disobedience, by a group of people who said this isn’t just and who experienced social injustice. Whether it’s women’s suffrage or the African American civil-rights movement or the Chicano civil-rights movement, all of that came from injustice and people rising up and saying we want change. There’s never been one politician who said, 'I’m going to head this up,' and this isn’t right. You have to have a movement behind it. Policy making disproportionally affects minorities and that’s why I got involved in the last two campaigns, to make sure minority voices were heard and were counted."

Photo Credit: Eric Schneider for Prestige Hong Kong

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