Eva Mendes is “heartbroken” at the thought of embarrassing her daughter.
The 40-year-old actress admits she is making new considerations about her career choices now she is a mother to Esmeralda, her two-month-old baby with boyfriend Ryan Gosling.
She told Violet Grey magazine: “I want to stay present with her. But I do consider how my own actions now will seem to her later on. For instance, with the Violet Grey photo shoot, I thought, ‘Is this something that she’s going to be proud of?’ The idea that I would ever embarrass her is really heartbreaking for me.”
The ‘Holy Motors’ actress and the ‘Drive’ actor chose their daughter’s name after being inspired by one of their favourite books.
She explained: “We both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and just think it’s a beautiful name.
“Her middle is Amada, which was my grandmother’s name. It means ‘beloved’ in Spanish.
“We were really excited about naming her.”