Eva Longoria’s talents may appear boundless, but according to her she’s “not a singer.” Well, not publicly. Although we may not see her starring in a musical anytime soon, the 45-year-old mom loves to sing to her two-year-old son Santiago Enrique Bastón. Her favorite song to sing him is You Are My Sunshine. However, it seems a fellow celebrity may have “ruined” that for her. As the Latina powerhouse phoned into the The Dissenters podcast for an empowering interview, she had a lighthearted bone to pick with one of the star hosts right off the top.
“I have to tell you you‘ve ruined my son,” she said to Debra Messing, who hosts the Dear Media podcast with entrepreneur Mandana Dayani. “My song that I sing to my son is You Are My Sunshine and I’m not a singer. Debra comes over and belts out You Are My Sunshine in the most beautiful voice and my son just stares at Debra,” she said of the Will & Grace leading lady.
“Now I try to sing it and just he puts his hand on my mouth,” she jokingly added. “He‘s like, ‘No, no, no, no. Please don’t sing that song.’ Where’s the red head?” Debra’s response? “I’m a baby whisper.” From there she complimented Eva on her never-ending list of accomplishments and led an important conversation about the state of the world.
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OUR 11th DISSENTER IS THE SPECTACULAR EVA LONGORIA!! You probably know @evalongoria best as an beloved actor, but we sat with her to discuss how she became one of the most vocal and powerful voices for the Latinx community around the world. We were blown away by Eva’s numerous non-profit foundations she has created to help Latinas build better futures for themselves through education and entrepreneurship. We loved hearing the lessons she learned from her mother, her job as a hugger at the Special Olympics when she was a little girl, and how pivotal Dolores Huerta was to Eva discovering the power of her voice. She has been active in politics for decades, is an accomplished director and producer, and will be the first Latina woman to direct 2 big studio feature films in one year. And of course, with the 2020 election looming, Eva talks about the critical importance of the Latinx vote. Honestly, she is so accomplished we didn’t have enough time to cover everything, but we are SO EXCITED to have you hear her remarkable and inspiring podcast NOW! @therealdebramessing @mandanadayani @thedissenters
Eva then discussed how she became one of the most vocal voices for the Latinx community around the world, her various non-profit foundations and, of course, upcoming film projects. She also addressed the critical importance of the Latinx vote and how it’s the best way to stand up and use your voice. Listen to the full interview here!