Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria is planning to celebrate her Latina roots on the big screen, eyeing a biopic about the life of legendary Mexican film star Maria Felix.
Longoria admits she has always wanted to play Felix, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 88 and cites her Mexican genes as one of the major reasons why she is determined to land the role for herself, reports contactmusic.com.
"I'd love to adapt the story of Maria Felix. I think she's the icon of Mexican cinema, and I would love to bring her story to life. I'm very proud of being Mexican-American, so I celebrate it as much as possible," she said.