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Eva Mendes and Her Mini-Me 'Girl in Progress'

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm •  Published: May 11, 2012

Eva Mendes plays a single mom to Cierra Ramirez, a Girl in Progress, and the chummy co-stars tell ET that working together on the coming-of-age drama helped to create a special bond between them.

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"Sometimes I called her mini-me," says Eva of her teen co-star that plays her daughter. "I feel like Cierra's like a little sister to me, and I thought that was appropriate for the character, because I play such a mess of a mother in the film, so I thought, 'Okay, we'll go with this kind of sisterly thing.'"

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