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Eva Mendes: I'm a 'Work in Progress'

Eva Mendes: I'm a 'Work in Progress'

Eva Mendes wears a bright Jonathan Saunders dress while leaving the Today show studio on Wednesday (May 9) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actress – who accessorized with Thierry Lasry sunglasses and Prada heels – promoted her new film, Girl in Progress, on the morning news program.

Collider recently asked Eva how much of a girl in progress she is at this stage of her life.

“Personally? Oh, gosh! I often refer to myself as a work in progress, so it’s funny that this is the title of the film. I’m always taking the odd class, in anything, to grow,” she told the website.

“I just took a course in Thai massage,” Eva revealed. “It sounds so funny, but I enjoy giving massages. My mom has terrible neck and back problems, so I grew up massaging her and I feel like she trained me well, so I took a course in Thai massage. I’ve got to say, I’ve been told I’m pretty good.”

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  • Bryn

    She’s gorgeous! I love her look. Old-fashioned but fun and bright at the same time. Cute!

  • Jessica
  • stellartes

    she looks like a modern Sophia Loren

  • Gossipgirl

    I love her dress! Fabu!

  • jamie

    I just read an article about how she now wants to have babies with Ryan Gosling. Please NO!!!

  • ted

    She usually looks like a man. But she looks more feminine here.

  • amy

    Is that a ring on her wedding finger!!????

  • Shelby

    How come she couldn’t look like this at the MET? Very pretty and summery.

  • lauren

    @amy: @jamie: I hope not and I hope not!!!

  • Barbie Kate

    The movies of her son are all failures, but Hollywood sells he as the next superstar
    They are two losers, are two peers

  • nina

    @amy: OMG I really hope they’re not getting married.

  • jolene

    I don’t care what you say, she still looks like she thinks her sh*t don’t stink.

  • lisa

    I’m convinced she’s sperminated by Gosling.

  • Maggie

    She’s absolutely stunning. And for all of the Ryan Gosling fans out there, he seems to have really high standards in his choice of women, with Sandra Bullock and Rachel Mcadams leading the pack. Everyone needs to give this woman a break. I’m sure she’s a great person.

  • scarlett

    Love that look, which is unusual because I’m not usually a fan of her style. Presumably her massages are better than her acting.

  • dana

    Ryan, please don’t procreate with this women! She uses a shock collar on her dog!

  • Bodhi

    She’s not that bright…why is Ryan Gosling dating her?

  • joey

    @Bodhi: Not that bright, and known as one of the bitchiest women in hollywood. It’s either a showmance, or Ryan doesn’t have his head screwed on right.

  • Eman

    Thai Massage, huh? I bet she got some good practice from home for her classes.

  • haha


    and you know all that from ummm…gossip magazines, what makes you not bright at all.

  • Mosley

    She has a movie to promote (getting bad reviews btw) so I guess why these stories are coming out now. Her colour sense is just terrible (how can she wear those glasses with this dress) and she looks like a crazy person to me.

  • Cuban Tranny Heels

    She is a work in progress because she hasn’t had the operation yet to transform herself into a real man below the belt.

  • mara

    @Mosley: Exactly! Her PR people will do anything to get her name out there.

  • annie

    @haha: Agreed. Gossip magazine are probably the furthest from the truth.

  • nora

    @annie:Especially when she needs publicity and her people put stories out to make people interested in her.

  • Jo

    When is she going to admit they are over? No sign of Ryan Gosling being anywhere near her for months. He went to New York right after shooting went back to LA and no pictures of these two together. When she had nothing to promote they were seen all over the place now he has disappeared. Ryan can do so much better then her, she can’t act and looks like a very ugly woman more often then not. Her dress sense leaves a lot to be desired as does her diva like personality. Ryan can do so much better then this trash.

  • blandblondesOVER

    She’s always looked like the Latina Cindy Crawford, wowza.

  • blake

    @Jo: They are still very much together. They flew to NYC together, and were spotted getting into a cab last night.
    I don’t like this couple. They seem so mismatched.

  • paula

    I agree, she is a beautiful woman. But her attitude is very ugly. My friend saw her being a horrible to the waitress when they were eating at a restaurant in LA. Just because you are beautiful does not give you the right to use bad manners.

  • haha


    and you’re a spy or a psychic ???

  • pat

    She’s so pretentious and stuck up. Opposite of Ryan. What the heck he is doing with her?!

  • Helen

    I like her she always dresses classic

  • lori

    I noticed her movie is not getting the best reviews.

  • Missy

    So that’s what she was doing in Thailand all that time while Ryan was filming, learning massage? Please….just get a job!! It’s been like 8 months since she last worked on a film, and that was 3 days work in Paris! Just shut up and stop talking about your beauty and exercise routine, how you want to be a serious actress, and stop acting like a teenager and confirm your in a relationship Ryan, your a 38 for Christ sake, why can’t she just say yes we’re together but no we don’t want to talk about it!

  • lucy

    she’s the women who wants to be called brave and a serious actress because she makes full-frontal nudity … a lot of ambition but no talent !

  • mimi

    @Missy: I don’t know if she will work anymore. She seems content being Ryan’s housewife now.

  • andy

    Her attempt to sing in her perfume commercial is laughable.

  • JG

    @mimi: She’s too busy being “pretty good” at massaging Gosling’s c#@* to work anymore. Would explain why he’s still with her. it’s not for her personality.

  • lucy

    @andy: agree with you , she really acted like a diva in the trailer of the angel perfum, and the musicians of the orchestra made fun of her because she was acting and singing very badly.

  • Angela

    @stellartes: she may look like a young Sophia Loren, but you’ll never find classy footage of Sophia Loren farting as the YouTube of mendes farting. Very Classy huh! “To each his own”