Latino Loathing

14 Oct 2008

Eva Mendes says she's better than JLo

Hollywood actress EVA MENDES has lashed out at comparisons to fellow Latina JENNIFER LOPEZ, insisting her career is "more serious".

The We Own The Night actress has made a name for herself in Hollywood with roles in box office blockbusters like Training Day, Ghost Rider, and Hitch, while La Lopez has carved out a career in music, film and fashion.

But Eva-The-Diva says she hates being pitted against JLo when people talk about successful Latinas.

Despite causing uproar in the US over her latest Calvin Klein ads - where she appears completely naked - Eva says she's a more serious an actress and much more dedicated to her career.

She says, "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 manages her career like the head of a big corporation, whereas the only thing I care about is becoming the best actress possible."