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Eva Mendes Wants to be the Latest West End Star

Wednesday, 11th May 2011

Actress Wishes to Follow in the Footsteps of Keira Knightley, Jeff Goldblum and Others

It isn’t unusual for audiences arriving for various west end shows to be hoping to catch the performance of a well known Hollywood star in the process. After all the capital is regularly the home to an abundance of shows featuring just that – including “Betrayal” with Kristen Scott Thomas at the Comedy Theatre – and this is set to continue well into the future.

The latest Hollywood celebrity to throw her name into the mix is Eva Mendes, who has recently been speaking to the Daily Express and indicated that she has been speaking to producers in London with the hope of starring in an upcoming – though unspecified – play.

Eva Mendes has appeared in a wealth of popular movies during her career, with her most recent being a cameo role in the movie “Fast Five” (“Fast and Furious 5”). Prior to that her credits have included “Bad Lieutenant”, “The Other Guys”, “Ghost Rider”, “Hitch”, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”, “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Training Day”. In addition to her successful acting career she has also worked as a model.

Keira Knightley recently departed from the West End when her recent play “The Children’s Hour” ended its run at the Comedy Theatre on Saturday. It is set to be replaced by “Betrayal” with Kristen Scott Thomas in June, though it is not the only 2011 show to feature a familiar face from the big screen. Kevin Spacey, the Artistic Director of The Old Vic, will be returning to the stage in “Richard III” at the venue from June. Meanwhile, “Pygmalion” is set to open its doors at the Garrick Theatre this Thursday with Rupert Everett among its cast members. Previous movie stars to appear here include Jeff Goldblum in 2010’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue”, Josh Hartnett in 2008’s “Rain Man”.

Further updates on Eva Mendes’s potential appearance in the capital will be revealed as it emerges. Meanwhile, audiences can catch “Betrayal” at the Comedy Theatre from Thursday 16th June 2011 (previews from Friday 27th May 2011) to Saturday 20th August 2011.

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