Eva Longoria angry at Hollywood and unequal treatment
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Eva Longoria has done a lot for the world of cinema. This popular actress and director recently expressed her dissatisfaction with the fact that too few female color directors, unlike white men, get a chance in Hollywood. Longoria believes that Latinos are often the target of criticism, while others have many opportunities and much less criticism.
"I felt the weight of my community, I felt the weight of every female director because we don’t get a lot of bites at the apple,"- Eva Longoria said, as quoted by foxnews.com "We can’t get a movie every 20 years," she said.
"So the problem is if this movie fails people go, ‘Oh, Latino stories don’t work.’ ‘Oh, female directors really don’t cut it.’"
Filming "Flamin' Hot" was a real challenge for her.
This created a lot of stress for her, as she knew she had to give her best. Longoria knew she had to work twice as hard to prove herself and to get positive reactions. "We don’t get a lot of at-bats. A White male can direct a $200 million film, fail and get another one.
Right? We get one at-bat. We get one chance. I gotta make it right, I gotta do it well, I gotta work twice as hard, I gotta out hustle everybody in the room, I gotta work twice as fast, I gotta do it twice as cheap … You really carry the generational traumas with you into the making of the film." However, nothing can prevent a woman from achieving her goal and creating a movie.
According to the reviews that have come in so far, Flamin' Hot has turned out to be an excellent movie. "I was just like determined and excited for the journey and we have a beautiful film," she said.