The actress told PEOPLE she ‘had to grab’ her former co-star for a quick reunion at the premiere of her big-screen directorial debut
There are no friends like old friends!
Eva Longoria fell on her Desperate Housewives costar Jesse Metcalfe at the premiere of his first movie on the big screen Flaming hot Friday night.
Just before chatting with PEOPLE on the event’s star-studded red carpet, Longoria spotted her former teammate and motioned for her to join her on the carpet, where they then kissed and briefly reconnected.
After the duo, who played on-screen love interests on the ABC show, reunited — and took a few photos together — Longoria resumed their interview, telling PEOPLE she “had to grab Jessie” because that she hadn’t seen him “in a million years.”
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Longoria went on to explain that directing Flaming hot was written in the stars for her long before her Housewives days.
“I think people think I’m an actor-turned-director, but I’m really a director-producer-turned-actor,” the star told PEOPLE. “I’ve always loved being behind the camera, I’ve always been interested in the business side and so directing has always felt very natural to me.”
Longoria continued: “I used Desperate Housewives like my film school – that’s where I learned everything.”
When asked if she plans to become a full-time director soon, however, the star clarified, “I love acting, so I will always do that.”
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Longoria also told PEOPLE that Flaming hota comedy-drama based on the true story of Frito-Lay janitor-turned-marketing-director Richard Montañez has set the bar “pretty high” for future projects she chooses to take on as a director.
“I was sent every script under the sun to direct next,” the star told PEOPLE. “I don’t think I can say ‘yes’ to anything until I feel what I felt about this movie.”
She knows, however, that she wants to continue telling Latino stories. “It’s my community, it’s what I know best, it’s my superpower,” she says.
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