“I’ll do anything for a role,” Mendes admits. “For ‘A Place Beyond the Pines,’ I exercised a lot. I wanted my character to feel really depleted. My mom didn’t understand why I would want to look that way. She’s constantly telling me I’m too skinny!”
The actress says she, just like any woman, has days when she doesn’t feel great about herself. But, putting on her favorite clothes always helps to change her attitude.
“Of course, to feel beautiful, you have to have healthy self-esteem and work on yourself, and that can be hard. And there are days when I don’t feel great, but I put on my favorite dress and throw a scarf in my hair, and it makes all the difference. Hopefully my line can do that for women. Even if you’re not feeling your best, let’s admit it, the right outfit–it helps.”
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