Eva Longoria is Latina Magazine's October 2014 Cover Star!

Well-known producer and actress Eva Longoria emerges as a true humanitarian as she discusses her expanded role on the world stage and in American politics in the October 2014 issue of Latina. Longoria discusses her upcoming drama, Frontera, and her evolution from sultry Latina model to political activist in Latina’s exclusive October interview, which hits newsstands and Nook Newsstand on September 9, 2014.

EXCLUSIVE OUTTAKES FROM EVA LONGORIA'S OCTOBER 2014 COVER SHOOT

Henry R. Muñoz III, Democratic Party finance committee chairman, on Longoria’s political future: “For Latinas, Eva is definitely symbolic of the power of the American dream. And she’s very young. In 10 years, she’ll still be young. And in 10 years, a place like Texas will be ready to elect a Latina Governor. If she were asking for my advice, I would say she should never say never.”

EVA LONGORIA'S MOST INSPIRING QUOTES ABOUT POLITICS & ACTIVISM

On her own career aspirations: “People go, ‘How does it feel to be so successful?’ and I always think, God, I haven’t even tapped into my potential as a human being. There’s so much more I want to do with my craft and with the industry I’m in. There’s so much more I can be and can do that I can’t wait until I evolve to the complete human being that I’m supposed to be."

On what she loves and hates about politics: “I think people go, ‘Oh, you like politics and politicians?’ And I say I don’t like politics and I don’t like politicians, but I love the political process. And I love how the most powerful person in the political process is the citizen.”

On the current immigration debate and what makes her angry after shooting Frontera, her first Spanish-speaking role: “Nothing angers me more than to see talking heads on TV who don’t know what they are talking about. You have to study the history of immigration and patterns in order to understand why this is happening right now. I just wish people would view this with a lens of compassion and at the same time education themselves on ignorant statements like, these people come here to suck dry our social services. That is not true

To download a hi-res cover pic and for more inside the October 2014 issue, including our Hollywood Hot List and Fifth Harmony exclusive, check out page 2>>

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Kelli Acciardo,

Kelli Acciardo is a style writer and makeup artist living in New York City. Obsessions include: huevos rancheros, Chanel eye shadow, spicy margs, puppies with attitude, and a great blowout. Her favorite Latina is obviously Jennifer Lopez, but hottie Naya Rivera is her #1 pick for one to watch these days. Past jobs include Deputy Editor at OKMagazine.com and Beauty and Fashion Editor at Seventeen.com.

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