When Mendes wanted to be make-up free

Updated: May 22, 2011, 15:13 PM IST

London: Eva Mendes says she was keen to go make-up free for her role in "Last Night" because she felt it would help create a sexuality in her character.

"In the opening scene, I might have a little powder on my face and that`s it. That may not sound like a big deal, but these are things that really help create a sexuality in my characters. My hair, which as you can see today is naturally really big, we straightened it, tucked it behind and took away all the sex," femalefirst.co.uk quoted Mendes as saying.

Eva, who teamed up with Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley and Guillaume Canet in the movie that was released last year, says she had concerns about the description of her character in the original script.

"My only trepidation with my character was that on paper she read as a seductress. When I got together with the writer-director, we spoke about how to approach that character, and that it would be very boring and one note for me to simply play her as the other woman," said the 37-year-old.

"She completely agreed and we stripped this character down and we did some different things, such as I don`t have any make-up on in a couple of scenes in the film," she said.