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Eva Longoria’s Takes To ‘The View’ To Share Her Thoughts On Immigration Reform And Sanctuary Cities

Eva Longoria appeared as a guest on ‘The View’ to discuss a variety of topics with the show’s hosts. Not one to hold back on serious subjects like immigration reform, Longoria spent much of the interview tackling many of the issues facing our our country today. Of course the conversation wasn’t entirely political, and by the end interview Longoria managed to get several laughs from the audience and the hosts. Check it out.

Longoria took the opportunity to discuss her experiences with immigration and border patrol.

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Longoria called the immigration system “broken,” saying there were “a lot of moving pieces” which make it hard for anyone to understand how the process actually works.

Then Longoria told ‘The View’ panel her opinion on refugees that seek asylum in the U.S.

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She brought up the point that many people, including those who arrive from Central America, leave their countries due to warlike conditions in their homeland. Longoria added, “This isn’t an issue of Democrats and Republicans […] for these people it’s an issue of life and death.”

She then turned her attention to President Trump’s approach to sanctuary cities.

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Longoria told the audience she understands the U.S. is a nation of laws, and that these laws need to be protected. However, Longoria warned that “when you vilify an entire community” and defund a sanctuary city, you run the risk of hurting everyone — not just the few who are breaking rules — just to make a point.

‘The View’ then brought up something a little more light-hearted: the fact that IMDB lists her age online.

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Longoria was asked what she thought about her age being listed on IMDB. Her response was classic Longoria: “it sucks.” After a few laughs from the audience, Longoria continued, “It doesn’t suck when you’re like 20, you’re like, ‘I don’t care.’ Now I’m over 40 and I’m like, ‘yeah, let’s take that down.'”

Be sure to check out Longoria’s entire interview on The View.

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Longoria rounded out the interview talking about her recent marriage, her directing skills – she’s directed “Blackish” and “Jane The Virgin” – and her appearance in the upcoming “Lowriders” movie. Check it out!


READ: The Trailer For “Lowriders,” Starring Eva Longoria And Demian Bichir, Just Dropped

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Latina Actresses Are Pivoting to Directing and Producing In Order to Get More Latinx Stories Told

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Latina Actresses Are Pivoting to Directing and Producing In Order to Get More Latinx Stories Told

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The numbers are bleak. Latinos make up 18% of America’s population but only 5% of the number of speaking roles in movies in 2019 according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

Hollywood seems to be late to the party when it comes to Latino representation onscreen. But luckily, there are a handful of Latino artists and creators out there who are taking the fight to appear in front of the screen to behind the camera.

Take, for example, Eva Longoria, who was just announced to be directing and co-starring in the new action-comedy film, “Spa Day”

This marks the third movie the Mexican-American actress will be helming and the first Latina to ever direct more than one major studio film.

The other films on Longoria’s roster include a vehicle for her and Kerry Washington tentatively titled “24/7”, as well as the upcoming biopic “Flamin’ Hot”–a movie centered around Richard Montañez, the man who invented Flaming Hot Cheetos.

Longoria has been candid about how the decision to move into directing and producing has been a strategic one.

“One of the reasons I went into producing and directing was I wasn’t going to sit back and wait for somebody to create a role I wanted to do,” Longoria told Variety in 2018.

“You can’t just sit around waiting for [good projects], and I wanted to create that — not just for myself but for other Latinas.”

But her career transition isn’t unique as a Latina in Hollywood. She has joined the ranks of other Latinas in Hollywood who have began to produce and direct their own projects in order to finally see Latino stories told on screen.

Her peers include Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue“, “Hustlers“), Selena Gomez (“Living Undocumented“), America Ferrera (“Gentefied“, “Superstore“), Gina Rodriguez (“Diary of an American President,” “Carmen San Diego“), and Salma Hayek (“Ugly Betty”).

All of these women have thrown their weight behind projects that otherwise wouldn’t be made if their names weren’t attached to them.

All of these women are creating stories that feature Latino stories and Latino talent–in front of and behind the camera.

America Ferrera explained the reason behind her conscious career pivot from acting to directing/producing: “My genuine heart’s desire is to tell stories that haven’t been told,” she told CBS This Morning. “It’s hard to get stories about people like us made. And then to get those stories told by us is very very uncommon.”

Although the endgame is to have Latinx stories greenlit without having to first be a famous singer or actress, the work these ladies are doing might be laying the foundation for an easier road for future industry players of Latino descent. Or as Longoria so eloquently put it: “If we unite and create opportunities for each other and pull each other up, there could be a lot more success for representation on TV.”

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Twitter Dubs Meghan McCain A ‘Coward’ After Disappearing From “The View” During AOC Interview

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Twitter Dubs Meghan McCain A ‘Coward’ After Disappearing From “The View” During AOC Interview

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Anyone familiar with “The View,” Meghan McCain and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) knows that there’s some heat there.

The two women have sparred before on the beloved daytime show, unleashing a world of tension in regards to their political views and values. This week, during an at-home episode of “The View” the two women managed to grab attention and fuel some drama once again.

During her appearance on “The View,” it seemed conservative co-host Meghan McCain dropped off in protest.

Despite being present on the show earlier, McCain appeared to drop off later in the series when Ocasio-Cortez logged on for an appearance.

According to Salon, “McCain was present at the beginning of the show, when the panel discussed President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the World Health Organization. She was also present for an interview with health official Dr. Deborah Birx.” But when it came time for the panelists to speak with Ocasio-Cortez, McCain did not make an appearance.

Fans of the show were quick to point out McCain’s absence.

McCain has yet to address accusations that she is actively avoiding AOC, so the word is still out on that… but suspicions are high.

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