Eva Mendes was just cast in new film because she’s sleeping with the director

Even though I hate wearing makeup, I’m still kind of curious about it. I’m particularly curious about the foundation and concealers that are designed specifically for HD (high-def) cameras, like the kind of makeup actors and actresses use when they know they’re going to be on camera. I’ve heard that while the makeup is designed to look natural on-camera, if you caught sight of the person in real life, the makeup would look rough.

I’m reminded of this while I looked through these Eva Mendes photos. She was spotted at LAX yesterday, looking a bit like Carmen Sandiego. The Daily Mail is making a big deal about Eva “overdoing” the concealer, but I wonder… maybe her makeup was designed for something else, and the flash of the paparazzo’s camera just makes her look so weird? I’m not even convinced that she’s wearing that much makeup honestly.

Meanwhile, did you hear that Eva’s boyfriend Ryan Gosling just cast her in his directorial debut, How To Catch a Monster? It’s true. Ryan wrote the screenplay and he’ll begin filming shortly. She joins a cast that will likely include Matt Smith (Dr. Who), Christina Hendricks and Ben Mendelsohn. Eva will be playing a character named “Cat” who is a member of a gang called “the Big Bad Wolf Club”. You can read more about the plot here. Um… I’m worried. Not so much about Eva, but about Ryan. I’m not sure this will turn out to be his best career move. But I’ll hold off on judging for now. As for casting your girlfriend in your movie… that says a lot! I’m telling you, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Eva nails this thing down with a pregnancy.

PS… Who travels in black silk trousers?!

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Macey says:

    WOW! She had a really bad upper lip job.
    How can these ppl looks at their lips and think they look good like that. Its so fake its distracting. I cant even watch movies that have chicks with bad lip jobs in them b/c their lips take over their faces.

  2. Tazina says:

    I often travel in black pants. Why not?

    I can’t imagine getting off a flight and having to deal with rude paps and flashes in my face. I totally sympathize with her expression.

  3. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Ah looks nothing like the hipster female I’d imagine him with. Which leads me to believe it is true love so good for them. Although her style still gives me the willies.

  4. Marjalane says:


    Two things- It sounds like a loser movie to begin with and Eva may be his girlfriend, but she’s a horrible actress. Ryan, Ryan, Ryan! You’re such a good actor and you’ve become such a disappointment! And two- Girlfriend is sporting a really hard look to her face. I don’t see her aging well, and speaking of aging, isn’t this about her third year of “being 38″?

    • MaiGirl says:

      I completely agree. Gorgeous woman, terrible actress. I rented The Cleaner recently, an otherwise great Samuel L. Jackson movie. She is just abysmal in it. There’s one scene in which she does a 100% tearless fake cry that is just embarrassing to everyone involved, including the viewer. I wondered why it wasn’t just cut or re-written when it was clear she didn’t have the chops for it. What crapball actress can’t at least remember her dead puppy Satchmo and squeeze out a tear, for the love of Pete?

    • Gemini08 says:

      Yup. She was 36 four years ago so I guess we are using “special math” now for her age.

    • nina says:

      meh, I get why he’s into her. She’s really gorgeous, she’s the kind of girl women get catty with cause she’s not a girl next door type, but guys universally are hot for her.

      He’s human, I forgive him. lol

  5. asia says:

    Why the hate?
    She looks beautiful.

  6. Nessa says:

    Sometimes I think she is so effing pretty, and then other times she looks like this….

    Whatevs. Her and Ryan seem to be going strong, so good for them.

  7. embertine says:

    Rumply, yes, but they look hella comfy. Silky silky goodness.

  8. Kitkerenina says:

    Forgot to add “of course.”

  9. T.C. says:

    Casting your girlfriend in your movie is never a good idea. You lose so much credibility. Must be love. People in love are notorious for doing foolish things that they later regret.

  10. j.eyre says:

    I used to model for Carmen San Diego ads. Not Carmen, mind you – just one of the folks chasing her.

    Love the hat.

  11. movie says:

    The plot for the movie sounds terrible
    something a child would write, lol I actually think Eva doing him a favorite by being in this

  12. lylaooo says:

    i bet this will be the end of that horrible relationship…yay!

  13. blonde on the dock says:

    I think she’s beautiful but the lip……it looks ridiculous.

  14. snark says:

    The problem with the makeup is that she is either using HD powder or sunscreen and the flash photography makes it print white. Big no-no for flash! Ditch the sunscreen and the HD powder. Great for on camera…deadly with flash.

  15. bonnie says:

    Remember it was Ryan who recommended Eva to the director of “Place Beyond the Pines.” He must really want to help her out with her career. I never understood this relationship. But to be fair, I don’t know either of them.

  16. Jayna says:

    OMG, that blown-up upper lip is hysterical. What is wrong with these women?

  17. natalie says:

    This means they will still be together over a year from now when the movie comes out. Sheesh. Or if they break up, it will be very awkward. Not the best move on Ryan’s part. In my opinion, he’s made some very strange choices, personally and professionally, over the last year. He doesn’t seem like the same guy he was a few years ago. He’s different now.

    • giselle says:

      Natalie — I have to agree with you there. He’s not the same guy at all. Seems like he hit 30 and decided he needed to settle down and commit… maybe he’s so caught up in what he thinks he should be doing instead of actually thinking about who he’s doing it with. But blah, I gave up on Ryan early last year. He’s just not the same.

    • nina says:

      doubt he’s changed, we the public are just getting different glimpses of him.

      And I think the message coming away about from casting her is that they must be serious enough to commit to such a thing and are planning to be together for awhile to come.

  18. Apples says:

    I din’t think her makeup looks that bad. But, OH. MY. GOD re her upper lip!

  19. Mhmm says:

    Why is it that SHE must be scheming to “nail this thing down” with a pregnancy? She’s a very successful woman in her own right and he’s just as lucky to have her as she is to have him.

  20. Gemini08 says:

    I don’t get it with this chick. I don’t think she’s all that beautiful or talented and after seeing her in interviews she is dumb as a bucket of rocks. I just don’t get it.

    • Lexie says:

      + 1. she used to be prettier, though, i’d say, e.g. when she was in Hitch. now she just looks ridiculous. her face looks as if she’d messed with it a bit too much and her clothes are fugly as a rule.

    • coralina says:

      Girls tend to hate her I notice, but guys tend to lust over her big time. Not surprised he hooked up with her.

    • ??? says:

      I’ve never found her even remotely attractive. In fact, she’s always reminded me of a tranny. I can kind of see the sex appeal, though. Well … maybe … if I squint really hard and pour sand into my eyes.
      Perhaps I’d be less cruel if it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve heard numerous first-hand accounts from people who have worked with her and found her to be nothing but a rude, nasty, condescending snatch.
      I feel for people who have personal demons that might render their behavior somewhat unpredictable (i.e., perhaps in Eva’s case, alleged former drug addiction), but there’s no excuse for being an unpleasant, dour b*tch for no good reason as often as she apparently is/has been.

      • marsha says:

        I’ve heard about unpleasant encounters with her too.
        Maybe that was before she went to rehab and she’s nicer now? But somehow I don’t know. I remember reading about a first hand experience from an extra who worked on Place Beyond the Pines, and she said she was disappointed with how Eva was behaving like she was above being there.

  21. StaCat1 says:

    She is beautiful- not a huge fan of her acting..but she is lovely.

    And why the hate on the concealer..if you all were heading to LAX where paps usually hang–you’d slap some on too….don’t lie.

    Perhaps the pants are super comfy.
    The headline is pretty harsh. This is Ryan’s first directorial feature..so I don’t think he would merely cast her b/c it’s his girlfriend. Granted- I am sure it didn’t hurt that she is. But he must have seen something in her that fit for the role?

    • c'est la vie says:

      When I’m at LAX (or pretty much any airport) I always slap some concealer AND sunglasses on.

      And I’m no celebrity.
      Just saying.

      Some sunglasses would have hidden all that concealer…

    • cheerfulg says:

      Haaaaaaaaaaa! That is such a super sweet comment StaCat1! But can you only imagine their breakfast conversations if Ryan didn’t cast Eva in his movie somewhere? Why I would bet Ms Mendes can really throw a healthy temper tantrum. Eva basically has a 24/7 casting couch as long as Gosling is directing films…And yep, I do think Eva is probably his “forever girl”.

  22. Alana Fajina says:

    I dumped Ryan because of this. I mean, Eva’s my girl I just couldn’t anymore. And I loovvvvvvvve me some Ryan. Us ladies just gotta stick together though.
    Having said that. The first thing I noticed was that under-eye concealer. Rough, is Right. The lips, a close second but I live in LA so I have to admit, it takes me a bit longer to recognize when someone had work done- everybody here looks like that!
    I was Really iffy when these two started dating and couldn’t help but gleefully wait for an inevitable ‘break-up story,’ but to be pleasantly surprised, I was wrong. I wish them the best. I think their kids would be friggin gorj!!

  23. FassDaACtor says:

    I don’t get all the hate towards Eva. I think she’s beautiful. The acting…I’m still not sure. I wish them the best.

  24. Hope says:

    The only makeup I can see that’s obvious is the white highlights under and in between her eyes and maybe some mascara… That said, no one’s skin is that flawless naturally, especially if she’s just coming off a flight. And if her bags were showing enough that she felt she needed highlights to counteract them (and such obvious highlights at that,) then I think it’s a safe bet that she has the concealer caked on too. Just sayin.

  25. SleepyJane says:

    I love me some Eva. I think her over-inflated since of self makes me love her all the more. Bring back the turban, Eva!

  26. yougonnaregretit says:

    Why is the shampoo girl getting serious roles all of sudden? Oh yeah thanks to Ryan who is desperately trying to make her a serious talented actress. Oh Ryan big mistake, hope your HTCAM is not a major disappointment.

  27. jess says:

    Am I the only one that sees how hilarious it is to have The Doctor and Bad Wolf in a movie together? lol

  28. RHONYC says:

    ahhhhhhhh! great link on Ronan Farrow!!!

    he is such an under-the-radar hottie. all them super brains AND beauty!

    his tweet about Beyoncé just made my afternoon. ;-)

  29. CC says:

    Eh, so he cast her in his indie movie. No big deal, when it comes to hiring low budget, why not go after the ones who will do it for little money?

    Can’t be any worse than Tim burton casting his girlfriend/wife if most of his movies. First it was Lisa Marie, now Helena Bonham Carter, the big difference being one has little talent, the other, tons. He did it regardless.

  30. Lexie says:

    if helena bonham carter was my girlfriend i’d cast her in all of my movies too. that woman’s really talented.

  31. mercy says:

    I don’t know what’s going on with her upper lip, but this couple has lasted longer than I thought they would. I still don’t see a great romance brewing, but what do I know? They must be comfortable together and have the same priorities, at the very least.

  32. Emma says:

    I don’t care about Eva. I care about Matt Smith being in the movie!! Yay :) I actually think the movie could be cool, but will it be done well?

  33. Ranunculus says:

    Isn’t if funny that after all the crazy hype of last year Gosling’s BO numbers are pretty poor. His last 3 movies were pretty much flops and also not much critically acclaimed.

    He lost that Logans Run deal and does not seem to have anything major going on at the moment. The only way he can create buzz is with his showmance with Eva.

    The trailer of that Pines movie looks cool though. It features Eva a lot (and it looks like she pulls it off), even most of the reviews say she is hardly in it. I still think her job is to bring him some PR and at this point he made need her more than she needs him.

  34. Onyx XV says:

    She looks like she had some MAJOR facial work done. And that lip is beyond ridiculous! I agree with all the others, why don’t these chicks leave their lips alone?

  35. Caroline says:

    Those trousers must be comfortable

  36. Wow says:

    I feel bad the girlfriend or wife of any famous guy. People seem to love to dissect & tear her apart in each and every way. I shouldn’t talk, I mock celebrities on a regular basis but it’s mostly people like Lindsay Lohan or the Kartrashians.

  37. coralina says:

    I want them to procreate and make super awesomely attractive cuban-canadian babies.

  38. cara says:

    How come she always has somebody carrying her stuff for her all the time? Can’t she carry it herself? She’s not a royal.