( thesun.co.uk ) - Eva Mendes has banned her dad from watching her latest movie - because it contains her first ever sex scene. Unbelievably the gorgeous actress has never got saucy on-screen. Her strict Catholic upbringing, which fuelled her first ambition to become a nun, is probably the cause of her bashfulness.
She was so nervous about it that she actress downed a bit of booze before her film romp with Hollywood hunk Joaquin Phoenix.
And she hopes her dad doesn't see the steamy results.Eva stars with Joaquin in gangland thriller We Own The Night. The star, 32, admits: "I was cringing the entire time we were shooting it.
"I was scared about doing it and I'm still like, 'Oh my God, Dad cannot see this movie, Dad cannot see this movie!'"He would be mortified if he saw it."
She's previously said: "I guess there is this little Catholic girl still inside me somewhere because otherwise I would probably have had no problem with that scene."
Eva's first ever screen sex sees the Cuban-American star getting up to all sorts of stuff on a sofa with Joaquin's gangster character.
"It was very difficult for me to shoot. I was crying because it was my first ever love scene," she explains."But at least you get it over with really fast - that's the good part."