The Desperate Housewives actress says she would love to embody either Maria Felix or Dolores del Río

Por People Staff
Updated Abril 28, 2008

According to the Mexican newspaper El Universal, Eva Longoria Parker would love to personify two legendary divas of Mexican cinema, María Félix and Dolores del Río. That's what the Texan actress, of Mexican descent, said during a press conference held last week in Mexico City. Longoria is visiting Mexico to promote a new flavor of Holanda's ice cream Magnum Devotion, which she is a spokesperson for. “I would love to play a strong woman, especially in Latin culture”, the 32-year-old actress said, praising Mexican cinema. She added tha she would be thrilled to play legendary Mexican divas Maria Felix and Dolores Del Río. The Desperate Housewives (ABC) actress said someone had given her a book about the history of Mexican movies from the 1920s to the 1980s, which was very inspiring. “I did my own research to learn more about the writers, directors and great stars of Mexican cinema”, the wife of basketball star Tony Parker said. Longoria also revealed that she is working on creating her own production company and she is currently researching various movie projects. ” I am devoting myself to Latin content”, Longoria said. The charismatic actress greeted the press with a cheerful “Buenos días”, practicing her Spanish.