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Eva Longoria Discusses Balancing Motherhood and Hollywood In Parent Magazine

Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria is an actress, producer, director, philanthropist, and now a mother to 1-year-old Santiago she affectionately calls Santi. The multi-hyphenated phenom has it all and looks flawless doing so. The star of ABC's newest guilty pleasure, Grand Hotel, reveals in the August edition of Parents Magazine how becoming a mother, along with one of the founders of the Time's Up movement, she's fighting for women behind and in front of the camera. Longoria stated,

I do think there has to be a normalization within Hollywood to make sure that motherhood is accepted in a wider way. Many times, [after becoming a mom] you no longer get the sexy roles, or you have to take time off until you’re looking a certain way.

Eva is also shining a spotlight and advocating for change in the workforce, and bringing awareness to the crisis at the Mexican border with the separation of migrant families. According to Longoria,

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The stakes are higher now that I have a child. I need to make sure I’m doing my part to leave the world a better place—for him [Santiago] and for all the children of our future.

Longoria's feature hits newsstands in July.