Usually I'm the first one to be like, "Shut up, Eva Longoria!" -- but I have to say that her new interview with Parade magazine has me changing my tune just a bit. The Desperate Housewives actress goes into detail about growing up with her mentally challenged sister, Liza, and how it's inspired her to want to give back. "Liza was a role model to get me ready for life in Hollywood," reveals Eva. "You don't take health for granted. You don't take life for granted. It seems so insignificant to go, 'Darn it, I didn't get that movie role,' or 'Darn it, so-and-so is wearing the same dress as me to the Emmys.' I didn't know there was another way. I thought everyone should be sensitive and somewhat unselfish."
Hey, I understand that this is a tough side to see of Eva. I was completely content with being constantly annoyed by her and her perkiness, but, sometimes, you have to be willing to open your mind about people. So that's my Thanksgiving lesson for the day. Give someone a break -- whether it be that co-worker you're convinced steals your soda, or your mom, who seems to be a whiz at back-handed compliments, or your mailman, who just might be stealing your Us Weekly before leaving it in your mailbox. I gave my break to Eva -- and can go back to being annoyed by her on Monday.