Eva Mendes Interned On Ryan Gosling's Movie 'Lost River,' But She's Not The Only Celeb To Take An Internship
Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling make quite a team. The couple are parents to baby daughter Esmeralda and she starred in Gosling's directorial debut Lost River. In addition to acting in the film her beau also wrote and produced, Mendes also worked as an intern on the neo-noir flick. "She interned with the costume department, and with the production design team and she was also acting in it, so she wore a lot of hats on the film," Gosling told the Daily Express. And Mendes isn't the first celeb to take on intern duties on set.
That the 41-year-old actress may have wanted to take on the additional work to get experience in one of her other passions: Fashion and design. Mendes recently launched her own clothing line called The Eva Mendes Collection for New York & Company and, in 2008, she launched a Macy's home decor brand called Vida with then-boyfriend George Augusto. "I think one of the great things about being an actress nowadays is we can wear so many hats," she told The Huffington Post in 2013. "If you're creative in one area it usually seeps into another, like my home. I feel like my home is a set in a way – a lived-in set. I love to production design my own home."
Mendes isn't the only celeb to serve as an intern. Here are some other celebs who have paid their dues as interns on set.
Last summer, the 16-year-old first daughter worked as a production assistant intern on the set of CBS' series Extant , starring Halle Berry. The learning experience for the younger Obama was kept so under wraps that even Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti had no idea she was in town on business, according to the New York Daily News.
Extant actress Camryn Manhiem confirmed that the budding filmmaker worked on set in an interview with Entertainment Tonight (above). "I can tell you that [Malia] is graceful, and lovely, and just charming and delightful," she says in the video above. "She's pretty remarkable. I mean, they are a remarkable family,"
It's widely known that Mindy Kaling and Ellie Kemper once interned for Late Night With Conan O'Brien back when O'Brien had the talk show on NBC, but you may not have known that her The Office co-star also paid his dues on the comedian's series. Back in the Summer of 2000, Kraskinski served as a script intern for Late Night , which included the usual office work and working with the writers of the show, according to Internships.com.
"Clearly when it comes to interns, I'm a king-maker in this town," O'Brien joked in his current TBS talk show (video above).
The 52-year-old actress/director started acting at a very young age, but in 1982, it seemed like she wanted a change of pace when she accepted an internship at Esquire magazine. According to an interview in the book The Internship Bible, Foster was invited to intern with the magazine after writing a piece for the publication about heading to college.
It was her first experience of having a 9-to-5 job — and Foster realized that wasn't the life for her. "I spent a lot of my time during my internship just having a really great time in New York City," she said in the interview. "That was fun. But I thought at the time what I really wanted to do was maybe write for magazines, and I realized by the end of it that I didn't."
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