People were slightly taken aback when Eva Mendes checked herself into Cirque Lodge rehab in January. At the time, her publicist stated that Eva went in for “personal issues.” Many assumed she had a coke problem, but today Star Magazine via SF Gate speculates Eva was doing research for her character, Teresa Mendoza, in Queen of the South. In it, she plays the wife of a murdered drug-runner boyfriend who flees from Mexico to Spain. She stars alongside Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley. What her character has to do with rehab is currently unknown. Maybe she wanted to see what living with a bunch of drug addicts felt like.
Which reminds me. I have to hide in the girl’s locker room at my gym and try to act inconspicuous in the sauna. It’s something I’m very passionate about. Hm, what? Research? Why would I… oh, yea… right, research.