Eva Longoria sparkled in a black dress with thigh slits as she attended an event for her new movie Flamin’ Hot in Mexico City.
The actress, 48, who directed the feature, stunned in the form-fitting gown as she made her way down the press conference red carpet on Friday, before being joined on stage by her son Santiago, four.
The shimmering detail around her waist and neckline drew attention to the star’s petite frame and slim curves. while a bold slit showed off her muscular legs.
Eva combined the dress with almost invisible heeled sandals, transparent straps and nude soles with a black edge.
She opted for heavy eyeliner and pink lipstick and opted for dark red nail polish for her hands and feet.
Flamin’ Hot: Eva Longoria stunned onlookers in a thigh-slit black dress as she attended an event for her new movie Flamin’ Hot in Mexico City
Fun: The toddler looked adorable at the event, rocking a dinosaur t-shirt and wearing a toy unicorn for moral support
ForEva beautiful: The actress, 48, who directed the feature film. stunned in the form-fitting dress, she made her way down the red carpet of the press conference
She wore her brunette locks tied back in an elegant updo and kept her jewelry minimal, sporting silver earrings and rings.
The model was joined at the event by her young son Santiago, whom she shares with businessman and film producer husband José “Pepe” Bastón.
The toddler looked adorable at the event rocking a navy blue T-shirt patterned with green, purple and orange dinosaurs.
He paired the T-shirt with blue cargo pants and wore white Reebok sneakers.
The younger one carried a cuddly unicorn with him.
The mother and son watched leisurely as the toddler sat on the director’s lap as she answered questions about the film.
In addition to Santiago, Eva was joined by Jesse Garcia, the film’s protagonist, who helped the film manager educate attendees at the Cinepolis Miyana event in Mexico City.
Secret shoes: She paired the dress with almost invisible heeled sandals, transparent straps and nude soles, pictured with the film’s protagonist, Jesse Garcia
Mama’s boy: The model was joined at the event by her young son Santiago, four, who she shares with businessman and film producer husband José “Pepe” Bastón
Motherly Love: The mother and son watched leisurely as the toddler sat on the director’s lap as she answered questions about the movie.
Teamwork: Eva and Jesse were all smiles as they posed for photos alongside the actor who helped the film’s exec answer questions at the event
Debut: Flamin’ Hot is Longoria’s directorial debut, which tells the true story of Richard Montañez – a janitor who claims to have invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
The pair were all smiles as they posed for photos together and answered questions about the film now streaming.
In an interview with The New Yorkersthe ALMA Award winner explained that she was drawn to the script for Flamin’ Hot.
The film tells the story of Richard Montañez, a janitor at Frito Lay, who claimed to have invented the popular Flamin’ Hot Cheetos flavor.
“My agent sent me the script and I read it and I thought, ‘He’s Mexican-American? I’m Mexican American! How do I not know the story? Everyone should know the story – it’s a great story!
“This is a story I have to tell,” she continued, “and then I fought to get the job to direct it.”
Eva had directed dozens of TV episodes and the documentary La Guerra Civil about the rivalry between boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez, but had never directed a feature film.
“I did my pitch, which I worked on for about three months — I mean, it was very specific.”
The native Texan said she was proud to have used her voice to “define what a hero looks like in a movie.”
‘He looks like my father. He looks like my tío. He looks like every guy in my neighborhood I grew up with.”
“To say, “Our stories matter. We matter.” We have great stories and we’re great storytellers.”
The outing comes after the Latin beauty declared on Friday that Desperate Housewives would be “cancelled” if the dark comedy hit screens in the modern era.
The star played the conniving yet loveable supermodel Gabrielle Solis in the ABC television series that ran from 2004 to 2012, for which she received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Storylines and behind-the-scenes snippets left jaws dropping, including Gabrielle’s statutory rape of her 17-year-old gardener John Rowland (played by Jesse Metcalfe), a lack of diversity, and showrunner Marc Cherry’s feud with cast members.
In light of some of the show’s more shocking elements, Eva admitted that things may not make it to the screens and may even get cancelled.
She told Entertainment Tonight, “I don’t know if we can do the show today. I think we would be cancelled. “I mean, not canceled on TV, but like canceled in culture because it was so groundbreaking…
‘Our stories matter’: Eva was drawn to the film about because it gave her the chance to share a story from her community
Queen of Direction: Although this is Eva’s first feature film, she has directed dozens of television episodes and the documentary La Guerra Civil about the rivalry between boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez
‘I’d probably be the only one’: The actress recently shared that she’d be ready for a Desperate Housewives reboot, though she feared no one else would be quite as excited
“We said and did so many things that were shocking at the time”
She recently discussed the prospect of a reboot, to which she said, “I’d be the first to sign up.” I’d probably be the only one.’
Eva rose to fame for her portrayal of Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2003.
It was then that she landed her career-making role as Gabrielle on Desperate Housewives, where she played the entire eight series.