Eva Mendes Dazzles in Prada in Marrakech
Promoting her new film "Last Night," at the 10th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival, Eva Mendes trotted down the red carpet in a festive layered silk Mauve Prada dress, each row lined with Moroccan-inspired fringe. "I'm wearing a cake!" she laughed.
The infectious energy of the city seemed to have gotten to Mendes as she made her way into the Salle Royale at the Palais des Congres. She smiled obligingly to international press and locals who came by for a peak at the Hollywood actress amidst sky lights and booming festival music. "It's my first time," in Marrakech, she said, "and I'm totally in love."
Luxist asked Mendes what was the most exciting thing she's done in Marrakech all week. "Exciting...well I saw some belly dancers last night and now I'm really wanting some belly dancing lessons," she told us.
"I've heard music on the red carpet before but it's never sounded this good," she told reporters as a sounding Arabic dance number accompanied came on the speakers. "I really feel like dancing to this," she said launched into her trademark shuffle.
In "Last Night," the tale of a businessman with a wandering eye, Mendes plays the other woman to a married man (Sam Worthington). But if Marrakech is any indication of her future characters, expect some serious dance roles in her future.
My trip to Marrakech was sponsored by the FIFM, but the opinions in this story are my own.