Motherhood is a job, says Eva Mendes

21 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Eva Mendes says motherhood is like a "job". The 45-year-old actress has Esmeralda, five, and Amada, three, with her husband Ryan Gosling, and has joked that her kids are "not grateful" for all the work she does, which sees her use the skills of various other occupations, including a chauffeur and a chef, reports People.

She said: "Nobody told me it was really going to be a job, and a job I would need an incredible amount of skill for. [I'm] a chauffeur, a cook, a personal assistant to an abusive boss. They're not grateful. Any other profession you would need to pass a test, but the only test I had to pass was a pregnancy test. That doesn't seem fair."

And although she has so much to do for her children every day, the 'Hitch' star says the hardest part of parenting is needing to carry snacks with her wherever she goes.