Baby Driver beauty Eiza González is certainly enjoying the awards season circuit. The 27-year-old actress has been turning heads left and right with her eye-catching style as she steps out for various Golden Globes events in L.A. over the weekend. HOLA! USA caught up with Eiza at the lavish BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at the Four Seasons hotel on Saturday, January 6. The star, who looked stunning in a Dior print number, spoke with us about her buzzed-about film, being inspired by Salma Hayek and whether or not she will be participating in this year's all-black silent carpet protest.
Eiza González brought her fashion A-game to Golden Globes weekend events Photo: JB Lacroix/ WireImage
"It’s fun because it was a big year for Baby Driver and Ansel [Elgort] being nominated and Edgar [Wright] being nominated," the star said while walking into the tea. "It’s just an incredible year. I’m just very humbled and grateful to be part of this incredible movie." She added that she's rooting for Ansel, who is nominated for a Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. "It’s going to be a big night for Baby Driver. We honestly didn’t expect anything when doing this movie and we’re hoping for the best. It was a very hard movie to put together."
The Baby Driver scene-stealer continued to elaborate on the film's production process, telling us: "The movie was a dream. It was a very technical movie to shoot, but seeing the outcome which perfectly balances the story and the performances: It’s very fun and different. I think Edgar made a perfect balance of a thriller with a musical maybe, like a comedy as well."
Eiza was an emerald goddess at the Esquire and the Medavoys hosted Golden Globes celebration Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Esquire
When we asked her who she's looking forward to meeting at the 2018 Golden Globes, she excitedly rattled off a host of names. "This is a year where I’m fascinated by the performances. The Florida Project and a very young girl, she’s adorable, to The Shape of Water which was absolutely mind-blowing." She continued: "It’s also a strong year for women. Margot Robbie had an incredible performance and Allison Janney was absolutely incredible in I, Tonya." The star also confirmed that she would "absolutely" be partaking in the all-black dress code for the ceremony, a movement which aims to protest gender inequality and bring attention to the sea of sexual abuse allegations that have recently overtaken Hollywood.
The Mexican actress says that she's proud to see representation of her culture on the list of this year's nominees. "Guillermo del Toro is a fellow Mexican so I’m excited," she said of the famed director. "Salma did an incredible job in Beatriz at Dinner. I’m glad she got the opportunity to portray something different because she is a talented actress." Eiza, who received her big break reviving a role Salma originated for the series From Dusk till Dawn, praised the acclaimed actress: "she is the ultimate."