Monday, August 25, 2008
Eva Mendes likes tasteful nudity not violence
The following is from news.com.au
WE'VE had no complaints from her local fans (mostly male) yet, but American actress Eva Mendes is likely to get her countrymen hot under the collar after criticizing US authorities for censoring nudity but seemingly promoting violence.
The 34-year-old sensation, who jetted in to Australia for the 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty festival, has fired up after her risque appearance in a Calvin Klein fragrance ad was chopped for showing too much of the star.
The commercial features a naked Mendes rolling around on a bed, flashing a little too much cleavage for conservative US audiences.
"I'm completely American, I was born and raised in America and I love it but I think we are too quick to censor nudity," Mendes told fashion editor Jen Melocco.
"Meanwhile, it's OK to blow things up and our films are so violent and our television is so violent," she continued.
"I would rather see tasteful nudity than violence any day of the week."
The Hitch star will hit Sydney on Wednesday, before taking to the red carpet to launch the month of fashion and beauty events.
But party planners should have the Horlicks rather than the bubbly on hand for Mendes, who revealed she thinks life beyond the ruby rug is "usually pretty boring."
"I get to go to these events which are usually pretty boring but what makes it exciting is wearing an amazing gown," she said.
Posted by nudist1010 at 9:10 AM