This just in: Eva Longoria has never thought of herself as a sex symbol.
And she may be the only one after having sizzled on the screen for eight years on the hit drama Desperate Housewives
Looking drop dead gorgeous in a navy blue gown with sexy cutouts on the side, the brunette beauty covers Prestige Hong Kong's March 2014 issue, in which she opens up about her status as a sex symbol, her fiercely private personal life, and when she'll be returning to the boob tube after a busy few years working behind the scenes.
"I never thought of myself as a sex symbol," she tells the mag. "I just do the cover of magazines. I think it's really unfair men or people in the world think you can't be both—you can't be a sex symbol and a serious businessperson. Who says I can't be both?"
Fair enough. The actress continued, "Who says I can't do the cover of Maxim and run a production company? Women are complex. Women are beautiful and intellectual and spiritual and social and entrepreneurial. They're everything. And I think I'm a great example of that."
However, there is no doubt that the 39-year-old star is an expert at heating up the silver screen, and while she's recently taken a break from the cameras to focus on her production company as well as her foundation, Eva admits she will, eventually, be back on TV.
"I'm definitely going to return to television," she revealed. "I love the medium of television. I love going to the same place every day to work. I love diving into a character. I mean I really miss Gabi [from Desperate Housewives]. I really miss the family that we created for eight years. So I'll definitely be back. I love the idea of giving opportunities to women in the business, so most of the things I'm developing have female leads."
Clearly, Longoria's professional life is going well, so how are things on the personal side (in mid-November, a rep for the actress confirmed she was dating Mexican businessman Jose "Pepe" Antonio Baston)?
"You can ask, but I won't answer," the private celeb replied when asked what's going on with regards to romance side of her life. "But my social life is amazing. Lots of friends and things going on all the time. I'm at a very happy place in my life right now, both personally and professionally."