Eva Longoria has
denied rumors that she and Beyonce Knowles would play a
lesbian couple in the film version of Tipping the
Velvet. The film, which is to be directed by Sofia
Coppola, is based on a Sarah Waters novel about an
1890s music star and her female lover.
London Daily Star reported that the
two were taking on the roles and quoted Knowles as
saying there should be a lesbian version of
that while she would like to work with Knowles, she
has never confirmed she would work on Tipping
the Velvet. "This is definitely not something we are
doing together," she said. "It's completely and
absolutely not true."
Longoria went on
to say she was more upset that fabricated quotes
attributed to Knowles and her were used to
confirm their involvement in the project. (The
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