Eva Mendes Calls Bad Lieutenant a Piece of Art
Eva Mendes thinks her new movie is like Picasso’s artwork.
The actress loved working with Nicolas Cage on Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans but can’t explain why she enjoyed it so much, comparing the experience to seeing work by the famous abstract artist. She said: “I’m excited about ‘Bad Lieutenant’, because it’s completely something different that is completely outside-the-box film, and has got its own thing going on completely. It’s like a piece of art, to me. It really is. It’s almost like a piece of abstract art, when you go to the museum and you see a Picasso, and you can’t quite pinpoint what it is, but you know you’re attracted to it, and you accept it as art.”
Eva Mendes also revealed that Nicolas Cage never rehearses his scenes as he prefers improvisation. She added to Moviehole: “No rehearsal, and a lot of improv on Nicolas Cage’s part. But on mine, because – which is funny to say, I’m the stable one in the relationship, which I loved. So I had to be more the straight man and in order for Nic’s craziness to work, I had to kind of be more of the straight man. And I think Nic does a brilliant job – I love him being this out there and crazy.”