Eva Longoria is in high-demand post–Desperate Housewives and chats about her new political and TV projects, as the star appears on the November 2012 cover of Latina, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on October 16.
Longoria talks to Latina about being cochair of President Obama’s reelection campaign, speaking at the Democratic National Convention, and being executive producer of two highly anticipated new shows—Ready for Love and Devious Maids.
On being cochair of President Obama’s reelection campaign: “When they asked me to officially be a cochair, it was not just to put my face on something,” says Longoria. “My mission is to educate the public on Obama’s record, specifically with the two communities that pertain tome: women and Latinos.
On transitioning from actress to executive producer through her new production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment: “It’s a great position to be in ... I want to be the go-to person for amazing projects.”
On finding the right men among hundreds for her new show Ready for Love: “I’m a woman. I can tell if they want to find their soul mate or if they are just looking for stardom.”
Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry on collaborating with Eva on Devious Maids and her future success: “She came to Desperate Housewives as an unemployed actress and she left a star who was very aware of her position in the entertainment industry. She’ll probably end up better than me.”
On why education makes her feel powerful: “As an actress, there’s a stereotype that we can’t be smart, we can’t be political, we can’t be civic-minded or engaged. We just have to stay in front of the camera and look pretty,” Longoria says. “No, I’m human. I can do more.”
To download a high-resolution image of the cover, go to: http://www.latina.com/eva.
Also in the November 2012 issue:
- Disappearing Acts: Right on the heels of the Latin Grammys, we investigate the reasons behind the lack of up-and-coming Latina music superstars.
- In Search of God: Latinos are leaving the Catholic Church for other religions and spiritual practices, what does that say about us as a changing community?
- A Culinary Journey: Cuban chef Maricel Presilla traveled across Latin America to tell the story of our food in her new comprehensive book Gran Cocina Latina.
- Your Cheat Sheet to Sexy Hair: Health hair needs hydration. Use this pro guide to get polish, whatever your natural texture.
- Perfectly Posh: Velvet is elegant, graceful and luxurious. Here’s how to wear fall’s luxe fabric.
- Pump It Up: The ho-hum pump has been transformed to holy smokes!
Articles from the upcoming November 2012 issue are available upon request.
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