Eva Mendes returns to acting – but only without sex and violence

Eva Mendes could return to acting but has very specific guidelines as to what type of roles she would take on.

The 48-year-old actress appeared on The View on Tuesday and spoke about what it would take to break her nearly 8-year hiatus from TV shows and films.

“I have such a short list of what I’m going to do,” she said. “Before the kids, I mean if it was a fun project — but now I’m not going to do violence, I don’t want to do sexuality; the list is short.”

Mende’s last acting role was in 2014’s The Lost River. Written and directed by her husband Ryan Gosling, 41.

When asked if Mendes would consider taking on a project that met her criteria, she said, “I hope so. It has to be nice and clean.”

Eva Mendes smiles on the red carpet
Eva Mendes stopped by The View to talk about taking a break from acting to raise her kids — and what she’s looking for in future acting gigs.
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Eva Mendes a "The Lost River"
Eva Mendes last starred in The Lost River in 2014.
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“Stuff like Disney,” suggested co-host Whoopi Goldberg.

“Disney! Perfect,” Mendes replied.

Mendes has served as a co-owner and brand ambassador for Skura Style, a “smart sponge” that tells you when it’s time to replace the kitchen brush.

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