Well-known producer and actress Eva Longoria emerges as a true humanitarian as she discusses her expanded role on the world stage and in American politics in the October 2014 issue of Latina. Longoria discusses her upcoming drama, Frontera, and her evolution from sultry Latina model to political activist in Latina’s exclusive October interview, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on September 9, 2014.
Henry R. Muñoz III, Democratic Party finance committee chairman, on Longoria’s political future: “For Latinas, Eva is definitely symbolic of the power of the American dream. And she’s very young. In 10 years, she’ll still be young. And in 10 years, a place like Texas will be ready to elect a Latina Governor. If she were asking for my advice, I would say she should never say never.”
On her own career aspirations: “People go, ‘How does it feel to be so successful?’ and I always think, God, I haven’t even tapped into my potential as a human being. There’s so much more I want to do with my craft and with the industry I’m in. There’s so much more I can be and can do that I can’t wait until I evolve to the complete human being that I’m supposed to be."
On what she loves and hates about politics: “I think people go, ‘Oh, you like politics and politicians?’ And I say I don’t like politics and I don’t like politicians, but I love the political process. And I love how the most powerful person in the political process is the citizen.”
On the current immigration debate and what makes her angry after shooting Frontera, her first Spanish-speaking role: “Nothing angers me more than to see talking heads on TV who don’t know what they are talking about. You have to study the history of immigration and patterns in order to understand why this is happening right now. I just wish people would view this with a lens of compassion and at the same time education themselves on ignorant statements like, these people come here to suck dry our social services. That is not true
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