Eva Mendes in Flare May 2014: Jeans are My Worst Nightmare!
The "Hitch" beauty looked stunning in a pink Chanel dress for the Guy Aroch-shot front page while opening up about her acting inspirations along with her fashion dos and don'ts.
Highlights from Miss Mendes' interview below. For more, be sure to visit Flare!
On her hate towards skinny jeans:
"I’m always in dresses, in skirts—I think they’re so easy. People are always saying, ‘I love jeans, they’re so casual and easy,’ but I think jeans aren’t easy. They’re my worst nightmare."
On her wearing body-con:
"It’s not that I’m against body-conscious clothes: I have worn them on the red carpet or out, but when I’m photographed in them, I always regret it. For me, it’s always been the easy way out. When I wear something a little more revealing, I think, Oh, gosh, I should have been more creative… [And] I don’t like when it’s just me and I’m not working. I don’t like feeling like I’m on display… [But] my mother always says she wants to see me in more fitted things! She’s always saying, ‘Show off your body, it’s not always going to be like this!’"
On her mother's red-carpet tips:
"She’s usually on the money. If she doesn’t like something, I can usually see why: it didn’t photograph well or looked weird around the waist."
On her favorite actresses:
"[When I was young,] I’d choose the film based on the women who spoke to me on the cover. I remember being drawn to those women. They were so exotic, darker, with larger features, bigger noses. Maybe it was because I could identify with them more than the stars who were popular. Twenty years ago, I’m not sure that there were many popular stars who looked like that."
Photo Credit: Guy Aroch for Flare