There are bold proclamations and then there are BOLD proclamations, and Eva Mendes claim about her new movie “The Women” is the latter.
Don’t believe us? Are you a guy dreading having to go to this film? Listen to Mendes guarantee to put your mind at ease, then read the star’s brief chat with MTV News about the new movie also starring Annette Bening, Meg Ryan, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Candice Bergen.
MTV: Do you object to the term “chick flick”? This seems to me like —
Mendes: Well, you know what, I don’t object to it at all. I don’t mind a good chick flick, and I think this is a great chick flick, but it’s not only a chick flick. You know what I mean? I think it’s one of those things that like if a guy takes a girl to see this for a date, she’s a sure thing. It’s a chick flick in that way. It’s gonna work for you if you’re a guy.
MTV: They should put that on the poster. “Come see the movie. Get laid.” That would be —
Mendes: Well, a little more elegant than that I think. I like ‘she’s a sure thing.’
MTV: Yeah I think that works. That should be the billboard.
Mendes: Cuz then you have room, you know. You for sure know something is gonna go down. You’re not sure what.
MTV: You play a very vampy, sorta dangerous woman in this film. Any trepidation?
Mendes: Uh no, getting into her was a little “ugh” but it was also kinda fun, unleashing the predator, it was a good thing.
MTV: What woman would you say, based on all the women in the film, are you most like in real life?
Mendes: I think I’m a little bit of all of them. Yeah, it’s hard to pigeon hole me. It’s one of those things where I think I’m a little bit of all of them. I think in the sense that I’m the least like my character, I would say because I’m not attracted to men that have families. It’s just not my thing. So I’d probably be the least like mine. Did that make sense?
MTV: Yeah totally. The least like the one that you play.
Mendes: Yeah, thank you. You got it.
MTV: This is strange, really, cause this movie is a romance between two women friends. Like, you would say a “bromance” but I don’t know if there’s a word for that for women –
Mendes: Um, yeah that’s true. We should try to make one up for that. What is it? What do we do? A girlmance? Femance? A femance doesn’t work.
MTV: A femantic comedy?
Mendes: A femantic comedy! That’s cute! Yeah, I definitely think it’s about a lot of things and I one of them is definitely about the heart break of when you break up with a girlfriend. It’s very painful when you break up. Me and my best friends—I have many best friends—but we broke up a few years ago for two years. I ended up calling her crying from a hotel room in Miami like, “I really love you and miss you,” and I don’t even remember what it was about but it’s hard when you lose a girlfriend.
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