Eva Mendes checked into rehab at Utah’s Cirque Lodge months ago, the facility deals with substance abuse problems. Eva plays coy when asked about her stint in rehab, and takes addiction very seriously.
Eva Mendez, the beautiful actress, spent several weeks in the rehab treatment facility. But details of her stay were kept very private. Eva’s rep made a statement saying, “Eva has been working hard for the past year and made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support. Out of respect for Eva’s privacy, we do not wish to discuss further details.”
Eva Mendes isn’t “angry” about rehab and celebrity addictions, but does speak her mind.
In a chat with Interview magazine, Mendes was pressed on the subject of celebrities with substance abuse problems, responding to a joke at Alcoholics Anonymous with silence.
“They’re going to have to change the name of it to “˜Alcoholics Unanimous,'” interviewer David Colman joked, leading Mendes to pause for a moment.
“I’m not making jokes, because people die from this stuff,” she said finally. “I’m not angry. I’ve lost friends, too “” even recently. So I can be a little sensitive on the subject.”
“I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better,” she said.
With all the exposure of celebrities with today’s media, Mendes said it’s easy for stars to get stuck under the microscope.
“It’s because everybody is so highly visible now,” she said. “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 “¦ I think now we just know way too much about our celebrities. It’s not that interesting when you know that much about people. I have no ego about me. It’s just better for you not to know, because it really does make me a better actor at the end of the day. You’re not going into the movie with all these specifics about me.”
Mendes has been lucky when it comes to publicity nightmares. Eva says, “The media has been pretty nice to me,” she said. “They’ve really trashed some people, so I’m actually thankful that it didn’t get too crazy.”
Eva Mendes likes to keep her private life private, and has not fully disclosed details about her drug or drinking addiction.
She said, “There are so many lies out there regarding my recent trip to Cirque Lodge,” the starlet says in the new Interview magazine, out July 15. “But I don’t care what people think. I just don’t care. So I will neither confirm or deny.”
There were rumors flying about the reasons for Eva Mendes’ time in Cirque Lodge. She said there were many false reports, but she is glad.
“But for all the stuff that came out a few months ago about substance abuse, there were so many wrong stories,” she says. “I was so happy about that, because it’s when they get the real scoop that would make me really nervous”¦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.”