Eva Longoria returns to the big screen as the funny and strong willed wife, Theresa in her new film Overboard. When I sat down with her exclusively, I first could not get over how this normally tiny little woman is all pregnancy belly now, yet is absolutely radiant and oozing content. So of course I had to first talk with the soon to be first time Mother on how she is doing with her first project, her first baby.
Q: How many months are you?
Q: What has been the most challenging part of your pregnancy?
Clothes. Being dressed is uncomfortable. Sleeping’s getting harder now that he’s getting bigger. But I think that the pros far, far outweigh the cons.
Q: What lifestyle changes have you made during your pregnancy? You have always been very healthy and fit, but would you say you pay even more attention to what you eat and how you exercise?
Yes. Everything. You have to take care of yourself. You’re responsible for everything that goes into your body and so definitely walking every day. I’m eating well, sleeping well, drinking lots of water.
Q: What about skincare? I hear many women forget that part during pregnancy because there are so many other things to take care of.
Yeah, definitely. I just got a facial yesterday which was inorganic facial. So, no toxins going into the body and it’s hard because so many beauty products have different ingredients that you have to be aware of. And so, you’d have to be careful with everything. L’Oreal has this great line called Botanicals and it’s all this plant extract hair products. Shampoos, conditioners, rinses I love it so much because it’s all natural.
Q: Have you starting preparing the baby’s room yet? Have you confirmed if you are having a boy or girl yet?
It’s a boy. No, I haven’t started anything on the baby. Hadn’t started any prep. Not yet.
Q: This film is a great combination of romance, family bonding, and even takes on some discrimination issues tied to social classes and immigration. What do you feel the producers and directors were trying to communicate to the audience?
Culturally the film represents who we are in society today. It reflects the kind of life we’re living by having Hispanics in there having different ethnicities on the boat, Eastern Europeans. You have Anna’s (Anna Faris, played Kate) family. So, I really loved that. That the cultural mix of this movie because it authentically represents the world in which we live in. There’s a definite message about social classes, rich and poor, hardworking versus spoiled. And I think that’s why you root for Anna Faris’ characters because you want this spoiled rich kid, Eugenio’s (Eugenio Derbez, played Leonardo) character to learn a lesson. Even though the whole movie’s based on a lie, it’s actually a gift that she’s giving him so he can discover his own journey to himself.
Q: Now you personally did not come from wealth or high society yet here you are today existing in the midst of that lifestyle. While the difference between you and someone like Eugenio’s character is you have worked very hard to get where you are. Do you feel that your earlier days carved an appreciation for where you are today?
Absolutely. Yeah. I think that my family has grounded me in a way, my parents raised me in a way to have a good work ethic, to be humble and to have the value of a dollar. I understand how hard work equals success. So sometimes people don’t have that gift. A as a child if you grow up like a character like Eugenio’s character, Leonardo, you don’t understand the value of a dollar because you’ve always had it. So, for me, because we grew up lower middle class, I was given an amazing work ethic from my parents.
Q: Where do you think you get your sense of humor?
I don’t know. I feel like because I grew up as the ugly duckling, I knew I couldn’t rely on my looks and so I just became funny when I was young and I loved being the funny one. And so I feel like that’s how I grew up and that’s really what shaped my humor.
Overboard opens in theaters nationwide on May 4th.
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Interview by Izumi Hasegawa – https://twitter.com/HNW_Izumi
Edited by: Jody Taylor – https://twitter.com/RealJodyTaylor
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