AceShowbiz - Eva Longoria believes being a bossy person has made her a good film director.
The "Desperate Housewives" star is making her directorial debut with "Flamin' Hot", based on the story of Richard Montanez, a former janitor for U.S. food giant Frito-Lay, who went on to become vice president of the organisation's parent company Pepsi Co. and claimed he created the popular snack Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
Company bosses refuted the often-told tale earlier this year (21), announcing in a May statement to the Los Angeles Times, "None of our records show that Richard was involved in any capacity in the Flamin' Hot test market. That doesn't mean we don't celebrate Richard, but the facts do not support the urban legend."
But the film, which is now in post-production, proceeded nonetheless and Eva insists she did a great job behind the camera.
"I'm bossy by nature. I love telling people what to do and I'm really good at it," she tells Hello! magazine.
Longoria played Gabriella Solis on "Desperate Housewives", which ran from 2004 to 2012, and refers to the show as her "film school."
"I absorbed and learnt everything from every director and producer. I was just a sponge," she adds.
"People think I'm an actor turned director, but I think I was always a producer-director. I was always more interested in what was happening behind the scenes and in having total control of the final product. I just thought how powerless we are as actors on set."
She's also producing "Flamin' Hot", which stars Jesse Garcia as Montanez, with associates at her own company, Unbelievable Entertainment.