I've always loved Eva Mendes and thought she was the type of girl I could absolutely be friends with. Then I found out she likes to give away all of her really expensive stuff to those in her inner circle -- and now I'm totally convinced we'd be great pals.
"Up until recently, I was really uncomfortable with having success and enjoying it," Eva, who's starring in a remake of The Women, said. "I just couldn't deal with that. How can I have so much? It's not fair. How can the world have so little?... I allowed it to mess with me in the sense that I just didn't know how to handle it."
But she figured it out. "I've really broken it down to this simple thing: I deal with everything by giving it away," the gorg actress reveals. "It's genius. It works."
For instance, Eva insisted an elderly pal of hers keep a new pair of Cartier sunglasses the actress had, after her friend tried them on. "I said, 'You need to have them. They look really good on you.' "
Eva credits her new outlook on good, old fashioned shrink rap.
"I'm big on therapy," she told E!'s Marc Malkin. "I've always said I love talking about therapy, because there's nothing wrong with it. Why wait until something goes terrible in your life to start fixing things?"
Eva, you're so cool. And I really love that bag you're carrying....