EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Eva Mendes Plays a Single Mom in 'Girl in Progress'

Ryan Gosling's leading lady dishes on playing the working mother of a 13-year-old girl in her latest film

In real life, Eva Mendes is enjoying a red-hot acting career and a budding romance with the most lusted-after man in Hollywood (a.k.a. Ryan Gosling). Her character in the upcoming dramedy Girl in Progress (in theaters May 11 -- just in time for Mother's Day) isn't quite so lucky. Mendes' Grace is a single mother who is so preoccupied juggling two jobs and an affair with a very married man (Matthew Modine) that she doesn't have the time to give her 13-year-old daughter Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez) the attention she needs.

Watch the exclusive "Mothers" featurette below for an in-depth look at the film -- and to find out why Mendes thinks the "beautiful, complex, messy, very human relationship" between Grace and Ansiedad makes this the perfect film for mothers and daughters to see together.


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