LOS ANGELES – Actress Eva Longoria, famous for her role in the series “Desperate Housewives”, received Monday a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, believing that every time a Latino gets a reward it “is a victory for the whole community “.
“Representation (of minorities) is important. So every time a Latino has a star on the Walk of Fame, it’s a new victory for the community, “the 43-year-old star, who was born in Texas, told AFP. modest family.
The actress, director, producer and scriptwriter received her star accompanied by her husband Mexican millionaire José Baston – former president of Televisa – and other celebrities such as Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin or Felicity Huffman, who played with her in Desperate Housewives.
“It’s very important for me to be here, for people to come to see the star and say that you can do it if you work hard,” said the actress who received the award as part of her promotion. ‘Overboard, his latest movie.
In this crazy comedy, she shares the poster with Anna Faris, also present Monday.
During an address at the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, Eva Longoria, whose tight black dress showed the plump form of a pregnant woman (she is expecting her first child), said she feels “still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had big dreams and big hair. As a woman and Hispanic, I represent many communities and I want to tell them that this is not my star, it’s our star. ”
One who is considered a figurehead of actresses “Latinas” in Hollywood has distant Mexican origins, dating back nine generations.
Eva Longoria became famous at the turn of the 2000s with her character Gabrielle Solis, a sexy and capricious Latina wife in Desperate Housewives, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
She was Executive Producer of the short-lived series on NBC Telenovela – about a Spanish TV series actress who does not speak Spanish – and also directed episodes of the Black-ish and Jane the Virgin series.
Off-screen, Calstonate Northridge University’s Mexican Studies graduate (Mexican-American) is an active Democratic activist.