Mendes discusses her career and her role in the indie drama, The Place Beyond the Pines, in this interview for PBS. On still being a student of acting:
But I love it, because it’s a chance for me to be creative and put something out there, and then your teacher’s right there to critique you, and it’s always – I worked with Ivana Chubbuck. She’s an amazing, amazing teacher. I’ve taken class with Larry Moss, who’s more kind of in the theater world, so he’s really educated me about playwrights.