Eva Longoria receives her star: “victory for the community”

Eva Longoria reçoit son étoile: “victoire pour la communauté”

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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, considering that every time a latino gets a reward c'”is a victory for the whole community”.

“The representation (of minorities), it is important. So every time that a Latino has a star on the Walk of Fame (Walk of Fame), this is a new victory for the community”, told AFP the star of 43 years, born in Texas (southern United States) in a family of modest means.

The actress, director, producer and screenwriter has received the star, accompanied by her husband, the millionaire mexican José Baston – ex-president of the chain Televisa – and other celebrities such as puerto rican singer Ricky Martin or Felicity Huffman, who played with her in “Desperate Housewives”.

“It is very important for me to be here, as people come to see the star and say that you can get there if you work hard,” added the actress, who received this distinction in the context of the promotion of”Overboard”, her last film.

In this screwball comedy, she co-starred with Anna Faris, also present Monday.

At a speech during the ceremony, which was held on Hollywood Boulevard, and Eva Longoria, whose slinky black dress left to see the forms plump woman pregnant (she is expecting her first child), said that she feels “still a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had big dreams and big hair. As a woman and hispanic, I represent a lot of communities and I want to tell them that this is not my star, this is our star”.

The one who is considered a figurehead of the actresses “latinas” in Hollywood has mexican origins (remote, going back nine generations.

Eva Longoria became famous at the turn of the years 2000 with her character Gabrielle Solis, wife, latina, sexy, and capricious in “Desperate Housewives,” which earned him a nomination for the Golden Globes.

She was executive producer of the short-lived series on NBC “Telenovela”-on a actress, series tvs hispanic who does not speak Spanish – and has also directed episodes of the series “Black-ish” and “Jane the Virgin”.

Off-screen, the graduate studies chicano (Mexican-American) of the university CalState Northridge, is an active militant democrat.

Eva Jacqueline Longoria Baston was previously married to the basketball star French Tony Parker and actor Tyler Christopher.