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Eva Mendes: My Most Embarrassing Role

The ''Ghost Rider'' star remembers her cringe-worthy performance in ''Children of the Corn V''

''If you want to experience some truly terrible acting on my part — basically a guide to what not to do on screen — I suggest you rush out and rent Children of the Corn V right away,'' laughs Mendes of her 1998 film debut. The now-seasoned star of Hitch, Ghost Rider, and current release The Wendell Baker Story dissects the horror of learning on the job: ''The scene when I find out my boyfriend killed himself? I beg you to remember that it was my first time on camera ever, and everybody's got to get their start somewhere.''

Originally posted Jun 08, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints
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