Eva Mendes Inspired by Angelina Jolie to Direct


Eva Mendes Inspired by Angelina Jolie to Direct
'It's about time we heard more women's voices and points of view in cinema because it's a male-dominated industry,' she reasoned.


Eva Mendes was inspired to make her directorial debut after seeing Angelina Jolie take charge of the camera for an upcoming feature film. Mendes put forward a movie called "California Romanza", which stars Christina Ricci, as part of the annual Glamour Reel Moments event in Los Angeles earlier this year.

She admits Jolie, who is currently working on a Bosnian war movie, inspired her - and she also credits Kathryn Bigelow's award-winning work on "The Hurt Locker" with making her want to direct a film.

Mendes tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I loved the whole experience. I believe we need more women behind the camera. This year, with Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar and Angelina Jolie directing a film, it's a great time for women to step behind the camera."

"I certainly felt very empowered by it when I made my film. It's about time we heard more women's voices and points of view in cinema because it's a male-dominated industry. It's starting to equal out a bit, though, which is exciting."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. Tiger Woods and Katharine McPhee Threaten to Sue Porn Site After Nude Photos Leak
  2. Kristen Stewart Fights Back After Her Nude Photos With GF Stella Maxwell Leaked
  3. These Two Horror Directors in Contention for 'Justice League Dark'
  4. Margot Robbie Is Unrecognizable as Queen Elizabeth I on Set of 'Mary Queen of Scots'
  5. Bodybuilder Dallas McCarver Dies Possibly After Choking on Food
  6. Adam Lambert Says He'd Love to Be Judge on 'American Idol' Revival
  7. Celebrities Who Had Scary Ghost Encounters
  8. Madonna Rings in Birthday With All Her Six Children in Italy
  9. Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose Gets Topless in New Racy Photos
  10. 'Outlander' Debuts New Heartbreaking Trailer for Season 3