Eva Mendes Covers July 2010 Issue of W Magazine

Eva Mendes shows plenty of boobage on the cover of W Magazine’s July 2010 edition, wearing a mustard Miu Miu Fall 2010 dress which was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

She’s best known for her screen-idol face and siren curves, but with a new Will Ferrell film, Eva Mendes is showing off her funny bone. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/ W Magazine

Eva Mendes shows plenty of boobage on the cover of W Magazine’s July 2010 edition, wearing a mustard Miu Miu Fall 2010 dress which was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.

Her editorial also sees her wearing Dolce & Gabbana, Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton and Prada.

She’s best known for her screen-idol face and siren curves, but with a new Will Ferrell film, Eva Mendes is showing off her funny bone, the W Magazine reports.

At 36, you might expect that hollywood star to be thinking about starting a family. However, the actress has admitted that she isn’t sure she even wants to become a mother.

“I’ve never had a longing to have children,” she said. “I’ve been thinking about it lately because it’s like, Oh, God, am I going to do this? I don’t know is the answer.”

She’s got talent and charisma some actors would give anything to have. She says it’s not just because she is gifted she has become so famous, but because she works hard and is very ambitious. She is ready for anything to get what she wants even posing or acting nude.

Eva Mendes told W magazine she appreciates her sex symbol reputation. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/ W Magazine

She said: “I’ve never had a problem with nudity, but I don’t put it out there without a reason. I’m not an exhibitionist. But, honestly, for my art I’ll do anything almost. I’ll go there.I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol.

“It’s a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a real, credible actor. But I’ve never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it’s an accident, but the opposite is true. I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career,” she added.

Eva says she enjoys playing raunchy roles. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/ W Magazine

She said she appreciated her reputation as a sex symbol. “I’m proud of it, absolutely, because why not? I can access that side quite easily, and I enjoy it, but certainly how boring if that was all I had to offer. The goal is to explore all sides,” she said.

But Ms Mendes admitted being typecast could be limiting. “I know I walk a fine line between being a respected actor and being what they call a sex symbol,” she said. “It’s a hard one to walk if you want to be known as a real, credible actor. But I’ve never felt objectified. Nothing you see me do is an accident. I might act like it’s an accident, but the opposite is true. I’m incredibly calculated when it comes to my career.”

"I’m proud of it, absolutely, because why not? I can access that side quite easily, and I enjoy it, but certainly how boring if that was all I had to offer." Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/ W Magazine

Eva Mendes, who graces july 2010 issue of W Magazine, is often called a Latin American actress but she is sure she is a new American girl: “I don’t consider myself a Latin American actress. I was born and raised here, and I have Cuban parents, but for me, I am the new American girl. It’s not only Drew Barrymore and the blond Mid-western girl. This, [pointing to her face] is also what we look like now.”

Nobody understands how funny she is: “It’s very hard for me to be seen as funny, and the truth is, that’s where I’m most comfortable,” she said when talk turned to her latest film, “The Other Guys,” which opens in August and also stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

“It’s very hard for me to be seen as funny, and the truth is, that’s where I’m most comfortable,” she said when talk turned to her latest film, "The Other Guys." Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/ W Magazine

Mendes plays über woman Sheila Gamble, a Knicks dancer–turned–doctor married to a dunderhead of a forensics cop (Ferrell) who doesn’t realize what a babe his wife is.

“These are the two comments I get from people when they meet me,” said Mendes, who lives in Los Angeles but is in New York for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala. “‘You seem a lot taller on film,’ and ‘You’re funny.’ If people hang out with me, they see I’m a ham,” she added.

Read the full interview with Eva Mendes is in Jule 2010 issue of the W Magazine. Photo: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott/ W Magazine

On her comedic turn in “The Other Guys” the actress also said: “It was completely liberating. Never have I had so much fun with a character and felt so natural at it.”

“Had I done this movie three years ago, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to throw it back at Will, and now, if anything, I was overly confident. I didn’t know when to stop!” added the actress.

She met her current love, music producer George Augusto, shortly after high school, and the two now own a midcentury house in the Hollywood Hills. To hear Mendes tell it, her idea of a fun night is staying home with her dog, Hugo, a Belgian Malinois, to watch the episodes of 60 Minutes she Tivo’ed.

Lately she has been listening to recordings of Maria Callas, whom Mendes says she’d love to play onscreen. “You can catch me at a very dark hour listening to an aria from Norma and crying my f—in’ eyes out,” she says. “I love doing that.”

Read the full interview with Eva Mendes is in Jule 2010 issue of the W Magazine. [W Magazine via Daily Mail (UK)]

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