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Eva Mendes Inspired by Angelina Jolie to Direct

December 14, 2010 (3:06 am) GMT
'It's about time we heard more women's voices and points of view in cinema because it's a male-dominated industry,' she reasoned.

was inspired to make her directorial debut after seeing take charge of the camera for an upcoming feature film. Mendes put forward a movie called "California Romanza", which stars , as part of the annual Glamour Reel Moments event in Los Angeles earlier this year.

She admits Jolie, who is currently working on a Bosnian war movie, inspired her - and she also credits Kathryn Bigelow's award-winning work on "" with making her want to direct a film.

Mendes tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I loved the whole experience. I believe we need more women behind the camera. This year, with Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar and Angelina Jolie directing a film, it's a great time for women to step behind the camera."

"I certainly felt very empowered by it when I made my film. It's about time we heard more women's voices and points of view in cinema because it's a male-dominated industry. It's starting to equal out a bit, though, which is exciting."

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