Sexpot EVA MENDES is so jealous of JESSICA CHASTAIN’s success, she’s ordered her high-powered agent to go after the same roles, according to a Hollywood insider.
“Eva’s been almost obsessed with Jessica since she played the part of Maya in ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ a role Eva wanted for herself,” a close friend told The ENQUIRER.
JESSICA, 36, WON RAVE REVIEWS, an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe award for the role, and now sources say Eva wants to pursue more serious parts instead of just banking on her sex appeal.
The 39-year-old bombshell is said to be taking advice from boyfriend Ryan Gosling, who’s convinced the “Girl in Progress” star to chase prestigious parts that can bring her an Oscar.
Since the two started dating in September 2011, friends say Ryan, 32, has given her “a complex” over her career.
“I think he is very controlling and tells her he thinks she can do better,” said the friend. “It is as if Eva lives to please Ryan and is desperate to impress him.”
The couple have already appeared in one serious drama together, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” in which Eva shows her acting chops playing a beautiful but complex character who’s worn down by life. To further boost her career, Eva listened to Ryan and signed on with super-agent Hylda Queally – who also represents her rival Jessica.
“It’s no coincidence that she’s now with Hylda,” said the source. “Aside from Jessica, Hylda looks after Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard, so she knows her stuff.
“Eva told Hylda to send her to whatever auditions Jessica attends. She’s tired of being typecast as the love interest and wants to be a leading lady.
“But Eva’s problem is she’s just too sexy. She’s got a real mountain to climb to really get away from bombshell roles.”