Living on the wild side! Eva Longoria phoned into On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday, August 20, and dished to Ryan Seacrest what it was like to film Dora and the Lost City of Gold in the jungle of Australia after having just given birth to her first child, son Santiago Enrique Bastón, with hubby José Bastón.
“It’s a good origin story of why Dora is the way she is and I play her mother,” Eva shared of the movie adaptation of the hit kids TV show. “And it’s so much fun and we shot in Australia, in the rain forest in Australia where everything can kill you, [and] oh my God!,” she added. “It was crazy — Santi was like 2 months old [then] so I was still breastfeeding and not sleeping and he was on set with me— except when we went like deep in the jungle where he really could not be there because just the mosquitos alone — [but], we shot there for about six weeks … and it was crazy. … Like, nine of the deadliest snakes are in Australia and 10 of the top deadliest spiders are in Australia. It was like, ‘Oh my God! We might die. We might die,’” she joked. “But it was so much fun. It was great to get away and really just disconnect too when Santi was so little.”
Her son is now 14-months-old and keeping her even more on her toes.
“It’s getting harder because he’s walking now and he’s such a good traveler … but now he wants to get out of his seat and crawl around and eat everything on the floor on the plane,” Eva concluded. “And I’m like, ‘Get off the floor!’ So now it’s harder because he just doesn’t wanna be in the sit.”
Listen back to the full interview in the audio above for more and catch Dora and the Lost City of Gold in theaters now!