Eva Longoria is one of those people I never could quite understand. For a while, I had this strange notion that the "Desperate Housewives" actress was some sort of walking contradiction, someone who was at the same time loving and frivolous, superficial and yet dedicated to what she does. OK, maybe I didn't make myself very clear - I used to believe that she was a walking contradiction up until I learned that she likes to... ahem, take swipes at her hubby in public, and I don't mean it the metaphorical way. Yes, according to some very reliable witnesses, Eva has absolutely no problem with beating up her basketball player husband Tony Parker in front of their friends. Well, of course when I say "beat up" you must not imagine Eva dressed in a
Superman suit, hitting Tony over the head with a baseball bat at the speed of light - here's a quick reminder just in case you forgot.
But the fact is, over the past months my "gentle Eva" image has fallen to pieces and yes, I did manage to get over the shock but at what price? Now I can't get this new image of "annoying, warrior Eva" out of my head, and although I still think she's doing a good job in "Desperate Housewives", I'm slightly more reluctant to painting a nice portrait of her these days. And truth be told, Eva and her recent statements are not helping me. We all know Eva has a new movie out soon, called "Over Her Dead Body
" and although I honestly don't believe in coincidences, I do believe that this movie and the whole "Eva as a hysterical wife in real life" (that rhymes, doesn't it?) eerily echo one another.
The reason for me saying that is that while doing the usual promotional rounds for her new movie, Eva was (naturally, I think) asked what she'd do if she died and had a choice on whether or not to come back and really haunt poor Tony Parker. Her reply? "I would sabotage every relationship he is in. I would not let him move on, I'd just lay in bed and watch him. He's not doing anything without me. I'd be like if I'm going to the afterlife you're coming with me". And while I'm praying she didn't really mean that, I have a shrewed suspicion she did, and that this is the real Eva - clingy, slightly hysterical and occasionally paranoid. I must say, it's not a surprise, but still, it takes some getting used to. What do you think?