READER FIND: Eva Mendes’ Famous Nude Scene From ‘Training Day’
Naked Eva Mendes in Training Day < ANCENSORED
Fame came quickly, rocketing her from B-movie actress via mostly forgettable TV shows to an eye-catching breakthrough part in the gritty cop drama Training Day, opposite an Oscar-winning performance from Denzel Washington as a rogue detective. She agonised before taking the role of his wife, because she only had two scenes and for one of them she had to be nude - potentially the kiss of death for a young actress with ambitions for a serious career. I went full-frontal - and back! Afterwards I was like, 'Did I do the right thing? And I realised that if you put yourself out there people will respond. That was the payoff.