Hollywood actress Eva Mendes has revealed how she was bullied when she was a young girl and believes that one of the key reasons for it was, because she showed the bullies too much fear. Eva claims that now, when she is afraid of something, she does not show her fear so that nobody can then pounce on it.
Mendes explained, “I was a gawky, skinny girl with big teeth and that made me an easy target. I had two bullies and they tortured me right through junior high. I could never understand why. Only later I realised I was perhaps showing them my fear and that is what they were pouncing on. I try not to show my fear now.”
She added, “I remember the school athletics coach telling me when running a race never to look back. He said, ‘The race could be lost in that second.’ So I try to live by not looking back. It does not make for much reflection or relaxation — I haven't taken a holiday in years. I am very driven and probably a bit intense.”
Eva continued, “I have regular therapy and do not mind admitting that. There is nothing like walking into a room and talking to someone who has no emotional investment in your life. I love it. I go once a week and, if not, then every two weeks. And if I am away, I phone in. It is so necessary, especially in my business.” Eva Mendes
, who is currently dating Drive
actor Ryan Gosling
, recently praised her mother
for doing such a good job in bringing her up.