Movie sexbomb Eva Mendes is desperate to get a part in a Pedro Almodovar movie - but lost her courage when she spotted the Spanish director at an awards bash.

The Once Upon A Time In Mexico beauty was considering approaching the acclaimed Talk to Her filmmaker, but decided against it because she was afraid of making a fool of herself.

The 29-year-old says, "I almost met him at a Golden Globe party. He looked so sweet I wanted to go and give him a hug.

"But I had also had a couple of drinks and didn't want to say anything stupid."

04/09/2003 21:23