Eva Mendes: Rehab Is No Joke

Eva Mendes got snippy with Interview's David Colman, when he joked about her recent stint in rehab. And rightly so, if you ask me. What a jerk!

Here's the excerpt:

David Colman: Now let's talk about substance abuse. My favorite topic.
Eva Mendes: Great.

DC: First of all, what is it with actors and substance abuse?
EM: I don't know. I'm not a spokesperson for any kind of substance-abuse organization.

DC: They're going to have to change the name of it to "Alcoholics Unanimous."
EM: [silence]

DC: I'm sorry, that's a bad joke.
EM: I'm not making jokes, because people die from this stuff. So, honestly, I think it's a bit tacky that you made a joke. I've got to be honest.

DC: You're angry. Listen . . .
EM: I'm not angry. People have died, and I've lost friends too--even recently. So I can be a little
sensitive on the subject.

The actress goes on to say that a lot of what was written about her battle with the demons was way off.

"There are so many lies out there regarding my recent trip to Cirque Lodge. But I don't care what people think. I just don't care. So I will neither confirm nor deny," Eva said. "But for all the stuff that came out a few months ago about substance abuse, there were so many wrong stories. I was so happy about that, because it's when they get the real scoop that would make me really nervous. It's a relief, in a way. You want it to be a lie, because when it's true, that's when I'd be like, "Oh, my God!" It's time to rethink who's in your circle, because stuff got out."

We're so glad Eva is back to good and taking care of herself (in all aspects) -- she's one of the coolest chicks in Hollywood today.

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