Girl in Progress Starring Eva MendesMonday, April 23rd, 2012
Girl in Progress, a new film about family, growing up and the challenges of motherhood, opens in theaters on Mother’s Day weekend (Friday, May 11th).
Eva Mendes plays Grace, a single Latina mom struggling to grow up herself while providing for her daughter, Ansiedad. Girl in Progress exposes the common cycles that are carried down in families.
The film addresses the question whose responsibility is it to break the cycle and are we willing to move beyond the circumstances we inherited?
Girl in Progress Stars:
Eva is a Cuban-American actress and model. She was born in Miami, and is the youngest of 5 children. Eva was a marketing major at California State University Northridge, near Los Angeles, when she dropped out to pursue acting. Eva is an actress, supermodel, Revlon spokesperson, and the creator of a home decor line, Vida, sold exclusively at Macy’s. Mendes is very active in supporting the community and backs many causes, including:
- Revlon’s fight against breast cancer,
- the Special Olymipics World Games, and
- Half The Sky movement, an organization focused on women’s rights globally, including combating sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence and maternal mortality issues worldwide.
In the following interview Eva discusses being a Latina in Hollywood. Eva Mendes Interview
Cierra is a 17-year-old Houston native. She is best known from her role on the Disney show ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.’ The young Latina will join the cast of the ABC hit ‘Secret Life of an American Teenager’ as Kathy, a pregnant teenager living with her grandmother and struggling with the decision of putting her unborn child up for adoption.
In Girl in Progress Cierra plays Ansiedad, a teenage girl who is struggling with growing up. When her English teacher talks about the classic coming-of-age stories, Ansiedad is inspired to become an adult without her mom. With her best friend’s help she is trying to speed up her development.
Eugenio González Derbez
Eugenio Derbez, one of the most influential comedic actors in Latin America, also stars in Girl in Progress. Eugenio was born in Mexico City and is the son of one of the greatest Mexican actresses, Sylvia Derbez. Derbez is well known to audiences throughout Mexico, Latin America and the United States via his numerous television comedies for Mexico’s Televisa network (seen in the United States on Univision). He is now crossing over into film and more English-language roles, including a part in the new Rob Schneider comedy on CBS. Derbez is also a Formula Three Auto racing driver.
Here is the trailer for Girl in Progress:
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