London: Eva Longoria is glad that she became famous quite late in life. The 39-year-old actress, who shot to fame with 'Desperate Housewives' in 2004, said being older helped her avoid getting into trouble in Hollywood, reported Contactmusic.
"I became famous quite late in life, according to Hollywood standards. I was 28 or 29. I already had my Bachelor's degree, I went to college, I was very set in my identity prior to this thing called fame.
"If you let the tabloids, the news or the media define you as 'America's sweetheart' or 'America's party girl,' and you kind of go in that direction, that's when you can get into trouble. That didn't happen to me because I was so set in who I was, it just kind of falls off my shoulders," she said.
Longoria also does not feel pressure to maintain her youthful appearance. "I'm still young, so I haven't experienced the ageism yet. I was on a show called 'Desperate Housewives,' where most of the female leads were over the age of 40 and it became a global phenomenon."