Eva Mendes said she was a serious actor while J-Lo just managed a brand
Celebrities despise being labeled, and we dislike it even more when they’re categorized. Despite her retirement from acting in 2008, Eva Mendes decided to end the comparisons she kept hearing to another rising Latin actress – Jennifer Lopez. Mendes told ES Magazine that she has a “more serious” profession than J-Lo.
She claimed that Lopez “managed her career like the head of a major corporation,” but Mendez was only concerned with becoming the greatest actress she could be. Then again, in the same interview, she declared she would never date an actor but began dating Ryan Gosling in 2011 (and they’re still together).