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“I will have a more serious career than J.Lo”: Ryan Gosling’s Wife Felt Insulted After Jennifer Lopez Comparison, Claimed JLo Was Never Her Role Model

ryan gosling, eva mendes and jennifer lopez

Known for his acting skills, versatility, and dedication to his roles, Ryan Gosling is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. The actor brings a lot of layers to characters with a wide range that includes drama, action, and romance. With his breakout role in the 2004 film The Notebook, he became a Hollywood heartthrob. However, Eva Mendes, the wife of the actor did not have a great time earlier in the film industry.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

The actress made a great start in the industry and made herself known by being in numerous smash-hit films. However, with her immense success, she was constantly compared to Jennifer Lopez, another Latina actress who made a name for herself in the industry. And when this comparison was brought to Eva Mendes’ attention, she was annoyed and did not want to be compared to the Hustlers actress.

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Eva Mendes Wasn’t Happy With Comparisons to Jennifer Lopez

Eva Mendes began her career in the 90s, featuring herself in music videos with artists like Will Smith, Pet Shop Boys, and Aerosmith, later making her Hollywood debut. While unsure about her future, the Ghost Rider actress clicked a few photographs by her neighbor who had a connection in the industry. He shopped her pictures around and it caught the eye of a manager who presented her with a role in Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror.

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Eva Mendes

But with her seriousness in acting she was constantly compared to Jennifer Lopez, which she did not like at all. And during an interview, she stated that the comparisons need to stop at their origin, as both have different perspectives on their acting careers.

“I would like to think I will have a more serious career than J.Lo. We may both be of Latin origin but that’s where the comparisons stop. She managers her career like the head of a big corporation, whereas the only thing I care about is becoming the best actress possible.”

In a different interview, the Out of Time actress stated that J.Lo was not her role model, and her presence in the industry did not help her time easier in Hollywood.

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Jennifer Lopez

“I don’t know. I wouldn’t call them my role models. It does make it easier in a sense, but in a way it doesn’t. They have opened a lot of doors and have made it easier, but at the same time just because I’m Latin, I don’t feel like I’m either one of them or one of their types. I feel like, I want to compete or be considered for a role Gwyneth Paltrow will be up for as well as Salma Hayek would be up for.”

Even though Eva Mendes has stopped acting, fans tend to rewatch her old movies as she was a versatile actress, who was part of several critically praised movies such as Training Day, The Place Beyond the Pines, Fast Five, and many more. The actress tends to enjoy her retirement as a mother, taking care of her children and enjoying her married life with Ryan Gosling.

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How Did Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Meet?

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have been married since 2011 but fans have often wondered, what brought the couple together in the first place. Recently, Eva Mendes went on Instagram to share a picture of her and Ryan Gosling with the caption “Luke & Romina,” as they were celebrating a decade of The Place Beyond the Pines. This is the movie where Mendes met the costar who later became her husband. The actress shared several old pictures from the set of the movies, which “feels like a lifetime ago.” 

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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes in The Place Beyond the Pines

In the movie, Ryan Gosling played the role of Luke Glanton, a stunt driver who turned into a life of crime, and Eva Mendes played the role of Romina Gutierrez, his partner. The Place Beyond the Pines is a great crime thriller with outstanding cinematography by Derek Cianfrance, and he carefully made the film by intertwining multiple storylines of the characters together making it an introspective and emotionally resonant film.

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Written by Tushar Auddy

A voracious reader and a wordsmith at heart. Tushar is a student of Linguistics, who's always on the lookout for a good book or a captivating story. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him scribbling down his thoughts and musings, always eager to capture the beauty of language.