Eva Longoria suffers for her art. Like the fact people mistakenly call her Eva Mendes merely because both are 40 year old attractive Latin actresses who are often in the same place at the same time. Also, obviously, racism. Ellen not long ago on her show thought Pink’s husband Carey Hart was Travis Barker, Amy Adams says people confuse her with Isla Fisher all the time, Cate Blanchett gets called Kate Winslet at least once a week, and Elizabeth Banks rants on about people thinking she’s Chelsea Handler. Also racism. Wait. They’re white. Fishburne and Jackson. Okay, racist.
To make fun of how crazy it is that people mix up Latina actresses who look similar and have similar names, Longoria and America Ferreira did a bit about it during the Golden Globes. Because it was reasonably funny and well-received, the two are chiming up around town about how they wrote the jokes because the copy the Globes gave them was just kind of flat. When they say they wrote the bit, they mean Ferreira’s writing staff on her show wrote them. Actors often make that accidental mistake between being the author and being the monkey mouthpiece who chews out the lines and smiles. That sounds kind of racist. There’s no escape from circular logic.
Photo Credit: FameFlynet