Eva Mendes Has to Be 'More Than a Boy' to Cope With Will Ferrell

Wed, 04 August 2010 03:33:48 ET

Eva Mendes Has to Be 'More Than a Boy' to Cope With Will Ferrell
The Sheila Gamble in 'The Other Guys' admits she became a compete tomboy to help her deal with the 'gimmicks' and pranks Will pulled on set, explaining her male co-star is a verbal joker.
had to be "more than a boy" to bond with . The actress, who plays Sheila Gamble in "", the spouse of Will's police detective character Allen Gamble, admits she became a compete tomboy to help her deal with the "gimmicks" and pranks her co-star pulled on the set.

"Will is not a practical joker. He's a verbal joker," she said. "He'll do little gimmicks, him and director Adam McKay, it was that kind of set. I learned early on that you've got to just be more than a boy to hang with the boys."

Eva was thrilled when she landed the role as Will's leading lady and because his comedy "" is one of her favorite films, she regularly quoted lines back to him on set. She explained, "It was pretty great. He's kind of like my dream co-star, not kind of like, he is."

" 'Anchorman' is my favorite movie of all time and Ron Burgundy is one of my favorite characters of all time. It's my 'Gone With the Wind'. All I did was quote 'Anchorman' on a daily basis. So it was a dream come true in a sense."

In the movie, Eva was also impressed by actor by , who plays Detective Terry Hoitz. However, the 36-year-old brunette can't decide which of her comedic co-stars are the funniest. She added to Parade, "I think it's a toss up."

"Mark steals the show a lot of the times because he's such an amazing dramatic actor that we forget he's funny. So a lot of the times he was coming in being the straight man and just stealing the show."



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