Mendes On Rider 2, Bad Lieutenant

Out doing promotions for “The Women”, actress Eva Mendes says that despite Nic Cage’s claims of a European-set sequel to “Ghost Rider” moving forward, she hasn’t been contacted about it.

“No, I think ‘Ghost Rider’ had its moment. I don’t know about a sequel, but I don’t think it needs one” she revealed to MTV News when asked about the sequel. Would she do it if offered? “I was so proud of it. It was fun…but I think it’s done…but look, hey, if it’s Nicolas Cage again – I’ll do anything with him.”

One project she and Cage recently worked on was the remake “Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans”. Mendes plays Cage’s love interest in the film – “she is a prostitute who is very damaged…there’s actually a very sweet love story between Nic’s character and mine, in a very warped and dark, dark world.”

Mendes says not to expect the grim and brutal tone of the original Harvey Keitel-led film – “[The original was] very provocative and harsh for the sake of being provocative and harsh and in your face, and although I do have a provocative streak about me, it’s never for shock value. I don’t want to be shocked in any way. Certainly there is nothing that I was in this film that was like that.”

Calling the film a murder mystery in a post-Katrina world, Mendes admits that it’s not going to be a cookie cutter thriller – “I have no idea what we made in a way because it was so experimental. I don’t know [what it’s gonna wind up being].”