half-the-skySoon to be seen on the big screen as a stressed out mom juggling work, bills, an affair with a married man and a rebellious teen daughter in GIRL IN PROGRESS, actress EVA MENDES next gets serious by joining the cast of the documentary HALF THE SKY. Based on the book HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE by husband/wife team NICHOLAS KRISTOL and SHERYL WuDUNN, the doc features a cast of notable women traveling the world calling attention to various women’s issues. Joining MENDES in the cast are OLIVIA WILDE, DIANE LANE, MEG RYAN, GABRIELLE UNION and AMERICA FERRERA.
We sat down with MENDES last week to catch up on what she’s been doing and she talked about how important this project was to her. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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HALF THE SKY is scheduled for release in December
GIRL IN PROGRESS opens in theaters Friday