Eva Longoria has slammed reports she is to play Beyonce Knowles' lesbian
lover in a new film.
The Desperate Housewives actress has denied she and Beyonce are set to star
as lovers in period drama Tipping the Velvet.
She told People magazine: "Believe me, I would love to work with Beyonc?ne
day. She's so talented. But this is definitely not something we are doing
together. It's completely and absolutely not true."
It had been reported that acclaimed director Sofia Coppola was planning to
bring Sarah Walter's novel about sexual repression to the big screen and was
desperate for the sexy pair to take the roles of 1980s music hall star Kitty
Butler and her lover Nan Astley.
Eva insists the rumours that began last week started before she had even ever
met Beyonce. She said: "Beyonce and I were like, 'What is the deal?'
"What makes me crazy is that there are quotes out there, quotes from me
saying it's true. But in fact it's not true. And there are quotes of Beyonce
saying it's about time we had a female Brokeback Mountain. We never said that."
The Crazy In Love singer's spokesman backed up Eva's comments, saying: "This
is not happening. We've never heard of this film."