Eva Mendes, who played the role of Agent Monica Fuentes in 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious, is more than ready to return to acting on the big screen.
Eva Mendes, a veteran of the Fast and Furiousfranchise, is ready to return to acting but only under specific conditions.
Mendes, who played the role of Agent Monica Fuentes in 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious, appeared on The View to discuss her life as a mother and how she plans to end her decade-long absence from the big screen with more family-oriented projects. “I have such a short list of what I will do, with four kids,” said Mendes. “I mean, if it was a fun project. But now I won’t do violence, I don’t want to do sεxua-lity, the list is short.”
The Miami-born actress and model started her career in the late 90s, starring in several music videos for bands such as Aerosmith and Pet Shop Boys. She would make a name for herself in the 2000s by appearing in such films as Training Day, Hitch and Marvel’s Ghost Rider.
In 2 Fast 2 Furious, Mendes’ Agent Fuenteswas working undercover in Miami to help take down drug lord Carter Verone (Cole Hauser) while also serving as the love interest to disgraced LAPD cop, Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker). The sequel went on to outgross the original movie, making over $236 million worldwide. Mendes reprised her role as Agent Fuentes in an unbilled post-credits cameo opposite Dwayne Johnson in 2011’s Fast Five.
Mendes was last seen in 2014 as a cabaret show performer in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River. She has since concentrated on her four children at home, briefly returning to acting in 2021 for a small voiceover role in the ABC Kids animated series, Bluey. Mendes has yet to comment on whether she would be open to returning to the Fast and Furious franchise.
Meanwhile, the Fast & Furious series rolls on with the upcoming tenth main installment, Fast X. The production hit a roadblock in May 2022 when original director Justin Lin walked away from the project because of creative differences with star Vin Diesel. Development on the blockbuster since resumed with The Incredible Hulk director, Louis Leterrier, taking over the reins. The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior and Brie Larson.