Eva Mendes is a beautiful and talented actress who is known as much for her talent as for her looks. Her most recent big screen performance in the movie "The Place Beyond the Pines" was critically acclaimed, described by Entertainment Weekly as "quietly heartbreaking". She is a superior actress who but over the past year she has become known more for the roller-coaster relationship she has with actor/director heartthrob Ryan Gosling and less for her acting.
Entertainment insiders and filmmakers are quietly talking about whether her relationship with him is having a detrimental impact on her career. Since her outstanding performance in "The Place Beyond the Pines" she has appeared in one television movie, "Clear History" and filmed one movie "Lost River" that was written and directed by Ryan Gosling.
Two movies filmed over the course of approximately two years is not consistent with the amount of acting she has done on a yearly basis throughout her career as she developed and refined her acting to the point where her dramatic acting range made her a part of any conversation that required an actress who could provide multiple dimensions to a substantial 'meaty' role. She was one of the leading ladies in Hollywood but now it seems to entertainment insiders as if her relationship has become the focus for her.
Eva Mendes, a woman who has been selected as one of "The Most Beautiful at Every Age" by People Magazine and also was a regular on the most desirable lists of men's magazines is now rarely seen or talked about even in commercial endorsements as all the focus is on her personal relationship with Ryan Gosling. This reality in the view of many within the entertainment industry is very disconcerting because Hollywood directors will not wait forever for one actress, eventually they will begin to look at other actresses to take one's place in the limelight as a leading lady.
Currently there is no rumours or talk about any upcoming projects but entertainment insiders are hoping that once she gets her personal relationship settled about whether she is engaged to Ryan Gosling or moving on that she will bring her superior acting talent to the big screen on a more consistent basis.