Eva Longoria is working on a new film called Go Sebastien Go! The film is part of a film series called Versus on ESPN. It is the story of Sebastien De La Cruz.
Eva Longoria serves as producer and director of the film, which is about how Sebastien De La Cruz, an America’s Got Talent finalist was badgered relentlessly on social media after performing the national anthem in a mariachi outfit at the 2013 NBA Finals.
“I think it’s important to show other sides of sports,” Eva Longoria said on ESPN. “It’s not about the wins and losses on the field or on the court, it’s about the wins in life — and the wins that actually change the paths of others.”
As for Sebastiaen De La Cruz, he held up under the backlash, saying, “The world isn’t perfect, but the world is good. Even though bad things happen, the world will always be good.”
Eva Longoria is also working on a new television series called Telenovela, which is a comedy on NBC.
“We’ve been producing and developing it for about two years,” Eva Longoria said. “The show is so funny and I love my cast and crew.”
Eva Longoria has been away from television for a while. How will she handle returning to that environment?
“Going back to television in this climate in which the way people view content is so different. That’s going to be interesting,” she said. “Social media is such a big part of our lives now…so it’s going to be fun.”
— ESPN Films 30 for 30 (@30for30) May 9, 2015