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Why Eva Mendes Has Not Appeared in a Movie since 2014

Titi Dokubo
May 11, 2022
05:45 P.M.
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Actress, designer, and model Eva Mendes have not been in a movie since 2014. However, according to her latest announcement, the "Miami" actress is set to remedy the situation.


On May 10, 2022, the actress was on the set of "The View" show with Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg, where she talked about her business and recent projects.

Eva Mendes revealed that even though she was not acting, she was still working on other things. The actress further stated that she would be very picky now that she has kids.

Eva Mendes at the reception for "The Place Beyond The Pines" on March 14, 2013 | Source: Getty Images


Mendes told her fans to expect her back on the big screens soon as part of her revelations on the show. The "Hitch" actress said she is looking forward to participating in special projects.

While the hosts invited her to co-host the show, her fans look forward to her next movies. Here are all the details on why she has not acted since 2014 and what she has been up to. 



The last time fans saw Mendes in any movie was when she starred beside her husband Ryan Gosling in "Lost River." Before 2014, Mendes, who took time out to focus on parenting, was known for her roles in "Ghost Rider," "Fast Five," "The Other Guys," and more.

When a concerned fan asked the actress when they would see her in movies, she informed the Instagram follower that she would be a part of something worthwhile when the time came because being a mother limits her choices.

Eva Mendes at her fashion show for New York & Company on September 13, 2018 | Source: Getty Images



In September 2014, Gosling and Mendes welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Esmeralda Amada. Over a year after they welcomed their daughter, Gosling revealed that his ideal woman was Mendes.

The "La La Land" actor and his leading lady welcomed their second daughter Amada Lee in April 2016. Shortly after she was born, there were rumors that the couple had a secret wedding.

Eva Mendes at the Create & Cultivate Los Angeles event on February 22, 2020 | Source: Getty Images


However, the couple, who are always private about their personal lives, never replied to the rumors. In January 2017, he paid tribute to Mendes at the Golden Globes for holding the family front while he pursued his career.

Despite having busy schedules and raising two children, the couple makes time for themselves as they go on date nights when Gosling, the chef in the house, does not cook.

Eva Mendes at the New York & Company launch the Eva Mendes for NY&C Spring 2014 collection on March 18, 2014 | Source: Getty Images


The actress, who became a first-time mother in her 40s, is glad she can spend time with her kids and is involved in their upbringing. She said:

"I'm an actress, I've designed clothes, I've done a number of different things. But this is the most creative thing, is to create life with them."

Just like her mother was a strong presence until she was about eight or nine, Mendes aims to be a solid and positive presence in her children's lives.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling at the premiere of "The Place Beyond The Pines" on September 7, 2012 | Source: Getty Images



Mendes has promised her fans that they would see her soon in a movie. However, she would be accepting only family-friendly roles. She said:

"I have such a short list of what I will do. [...] I don't want to do violence, I don't want to do sexuality…the list is short."

The mother of two is looking forward to acting in clean movies. She also expressed her interest in working with Disney as long as they would have her.