Eva Mendes has been named the new face of the iconic scent, as well as the soon-to-launch, airier Eau De Toilette version available this August. The campaign–which was shot in Prague–features the actress (in a custom Mugler dress) singing with an orchestra. Though this wasn’t the initial concept for the commercial: When Mendes was prepping for the shoot she found inspiration by singing along to “The Windmills of Your Mind,” the song that was chosen for the campaign.
Everyone on set loved it so much they decided to incorporate her singing into the commercial. Mendes will use her voice again when she stars as the famed opera soprano Maria Callas in an upcoming biopic. But singing isn’t a newly-acquired talent–if you’ll remember back to 1998, she was actually one of the convertible-driving girls in Will Smith’s at one time omnipresent “Welcome To Miami” video, chiming in with the occasional “Bienvenido a Miami.” While the commercial isn’t airing until September, we’ve got behind the scenes footage.
Let us know what you think of the video. Are you looking forward to the new, lighter iteration of the classic “gourmand” Angel fragrance?
By: Simone Kitchens