Eva Mendes: ‘I don’t want ‘sexy’ to be my defining characteristic’

July 13, 2010 in Celebrity Quotes, Eva Mendes by Versus

Eva Mendes (36) brings the quotes of the day:

On a double standard existing when it comes to nudity in Hollywood: “[When] other actresses who aren’t thought of, maybe, as being quite as attractive do full-frontal, they’re called brave. Nobody has ever said, ‘Eva, you’re so brave for doing full-frontal nudity.’ Just because I’m attractive doesn’t mean it’s not still scary. Why am I not brave?”

On her sexy image: “I’m definitely responsible for the image that I put out there,” she says. “But it does become frustrating, because I don’t want ‘sexy’ to be my defining characteristic. I’d love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humor to define me as well.”

… says Eva in Allure magazine.