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Longoria: I want to be in charge of everything

Eva Longoria is keen to follow in the footsteps of George Clooney by becoming a multi-tasker in terms of her career.

George, 54, has made a name for himself as a director, actor and producer, as well as a philanthropist and businessman.

And Eva is keen to emulate the actor’s blueprint for success in her own career.

“I want to be the female George Clooney," Eva told America’s InStyle magazine. "He directs, produces and stars. I want to be in charge of the final product."

Eva’s most famous role to date is as Gabrielle Solis in hit TV show Desperate Housewives. But she added in the interview that while she is known for her on-screen ability, she began in the industry behind the camera.

"Everyone goes, 'Oh, she's an actor–turned–director,' and I'm like, 'No, I was always a director and a producer who happened to become an actor’,” she added.

Eva’s admission comes after she revealed last month that if she hadn’t have become an actress, she would have found success in corporate America.

"I love quotas and budgets, and I like barometers of success. I like measurements of success," she told "Tell me what to do, and I will exceed it."

As well as a successful actress, Eva is known worldwide for her stunning appearances at red carpet events.

Rarely does she put a foot wrong in the style sector, and she admits that she still follows some secrets learned from her days competing in beauty pageants.

"I've been using individual false eyelashes since my pageant days," Eva revealed. "Squeeze the glue out and let it dry for a minute before applying lashes. If you put them in the glue right away, they slide like crazy."

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