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    Eva Mendes Says She'd Return To Acting For A "Fun Project," But There Are Two Types Of Roles We'll Never See Her Play

    "I have such a short list of what I will do, with [my] kids."

    It's possible we'll see Eva Mendes on the big screen again sometime soon.

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    The actor — known best for her memorable performances in mid-aughts films like Training Day, Hitch, and the Fast & Furious sequel — hasn't appeared in a movie since 2014, when she played a supporting role in her partner Ryan Gosling's Lost River.

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    Eva starred alongside Ryan, Bradley Cooper, Ben Mendelsohn, and Dane DeHaan in The Place Beyond the Pines two years earlier, and landed a leading role in the drama Girl in Progress around the same time.

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    She decided to lay low after that, and explained during a 2019 interview with USA Today that she "felt a lack of ambition" career-wise following the births of her and Ryan's two children, Esmeralda Amada Gosling and Amada Lee Gosling, in 2014 and 2016.

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    But it sounds like Eva's choice to step away from her career in Hollywood may not be a permanent one, as she revealed on The View this week. Responding to a question about whether a "special project" would prompt her to end her decade-long hiatus, Eva said, "I hope so."

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    If she does decide to return to acting, there are certain types of roles Eva will no longer consider. "I have such a short list of what I will do, with [my] kids," she shared on The View.

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    "I mean, if it was a fun project," Eva noted first. "But now I won't do violence. I don't want to do sexuality. The list is short."

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    Eva's comments echoed similar ones she shared in an Instagram post two years ago, which was later taken down. "As a mother now, there are many roles I won't do," she wrote at the time.

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    "There are many subject matters that I don't want to be involved with, so it limits my choices, and I'm fine with that," Eva continued, adding, "I have to set an example for my girls now."

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    You can watch her appearance on The View here or via the clip above.