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I want to be the female George Clooney: Eva Longoria

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Eva Longoria arrives for the Premiere Of Magnolia Pictures' "Frontera" - Arrivals at Landmark Theatre on August 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)

Los Angeles, July 04: “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria wants to be “the female George Clooney.”

In an interview with Instyle magazine, the 40-year-old actress confessed she admires Clooney not because of his love life, but because of his career.

“I want to be the female George Clooney. He directs, produces and stars. I want to be in charge of the final product,” said Longoria.

Talking about her career as a filmmaker the “The Heartbreak Kid” actress said she was always a director first.

“Everyone goes, ‘Oh, she is an actor-turned-director,’ and I am like, ‘No, I was always a director and a producer who happened to become an actor.'” she said.

Longoria, born to Mexican American parents also spoke about Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants. The actress said rather than being a “large group” it is important to be “influential.”

“We are the fastest-growing demographic in the United States, but I don’t want us to just be a large group. We have to be influential. We have to stand for something,” she said.