Eva Mendes

  • Aired:  03/27/13
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"The Place Beyond the Pines" star Eva Mendes learns about the old upstate New York comedy circuit. (6:15)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT THE LATEST FILM IS CALLED "THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINE."

>> IS THIS YOU -- TOOK OFF NEVER CALLED ME.

>> I GOTTA LEAVE IN FOUR HOURS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

>> YOU DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO.

>> WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

>> I'M GOING TO DO WHAT I HAVE TO DO.

I'M GOING TO SCHOOL.

TAKE CARE OF JASON.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW EVA MENDES.

HELLO!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HAVE A SEAT.

NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> HELLO.

HI.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: NICE TO SEE YOU.

>> NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

>> Jon: AM I MISTAKEN IS THAT AN EXCLAMATION POINT.

>> NO, IT IS NOT.

IT'S A TEAR DROP.

>> Jon: THAT MAKES SENSE.

FOR A SECOND AS I WAS WATCHING WHEN HE TURNED OVER IT WAS LIKE I PUT AN EXCLAMATION POINT.

HE HAS A NICE FACE.

IT'S A KIND OF FACE WOULD YOU DO THAT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO JUST LIKE EXCLAMATION!

LIKE ON MY FACE I WOULD PUT MORE OF AN UPSIDE DOWN SMILE.

>> AWW.

>> Jon: TREMENDOUS.

WHERE DID THEY MAKE IT?

>> SCA NECT I DID, UP STATE.

>> Jon: DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS?

>> THE PLACE BEYOND THE POND.

>> Jon: I LIVED IN NEW YORK OR NEW JERSEY MY WHOLE LIVE.

NO YOD.

I ASSUMED POE -- IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO BURY A BODY.

THE OLD COMEDY CIRCUIT IS SCNECDTDY AND THE CATSKILLS.

>> IS HE SERIOUS?

>> ONE HAS A COMEDY CLUB IN THE HOTEL.

YOU COULD BOMB ON STAGE AND HAVE TO RIDE THE ELEVATOR UP WITH THE AUDIENCE THAT IS ALSO STAYING IN

THE HOTEL WITH YOU.

SO YOU ARE JUST IN THERE AND LOOKING AT YOU LIKE --

[LAUGHTER]

-- GOOD TIMES.

>> BUT THAT NEVER HAPPENED TO YOU.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

THAT STILL HAPPENS TO ME.

>> I NEVER SAW YOUR STAND-UP.

>> Jon: HAVE YOU GONE TO SEE STAND-UP SHOWS?

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: THAT YEAH SOUNDS LIKE IF SOMETHING ELSE IS GOING ON.

EVERYBODY BOMBS.

THAT'S THE THING ABOUT COMEDY YOU HAVE TO -- YOU KNOW IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

>> YOU ACCEPT IT OFF THE BAT.

YOU ARE LIKE THIS IS GOING TO -- I'M GOING TO BOMB.

SO YOU ARE PREPARED TO FAIL ONCE YOU GET OUT THERE.

SO YOU CAN ONLY GO UP FROM THERE.

>> Jon: YES.

>> THIS IS AMAZING.

I WANT TO DO IT.

I THINK YOU COULD DO STAND UP.

>> Jon: UP DON'T HAVE TO.

I WANT TO STRESS.

THIS.

[LAUGHTER]

BECAUSE YOU HAVE THIS OTHER ABILITY THAT ALLOWS YOU TO DO FILM WORK AND ACTING.

I --

[LAUGHTER]

AND I HAVE THE VISUAL PROOF OF THIS, DO NOT HAVE THAT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

SO I HAD TO DO -- IT'S A VERY INTERESTING THING.

>> YOU ARE SAYING YOU HAVE VISUAL PROOF.

I HAVE A QUESTION NYING AT ME FOR -- GNAWING AT ME FOR A WHILE.

WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET CUT OUT OF "THE FIRST WIVES CLUB."

>> Jon: DO YOU KNOW THIS?

IT'S A BIG MOVIE.

I'M IN IT.

>> YOU ARE KIND OF IT IN.

>> Jon: THERE'S A PARTY SCENE AT THE VERY END WHERE YOU SEE THE BACK OF MY AS YET UNBALING HEAD.

15 YEARS AGO I WAS IN THE MOVIE, GOLDEN -- GOLDIE HAWN'S BOYFRIEND.

APPARENTLY AUDIENCES DOESN'T FIND IT BELIEVABLE.

>> COME ON.

YOU HAD TO DO SOMETHING.

>> Jon: ALSO I --

>> NO.

>> Jon: THERE'S A BIG PREMIERE BUT THEY DON'T CALL EVERYBODY AND SAY WE CUT YOU OUT.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THEY SHOULD THEY DON'T.

YOUR PARENTS THERE AND YOU ARE LOOKING UP.

EXACTLY.

>> Jon: STOP IT.

>> ONE TEAM I WENT TO A MOVIE.

IT WAS A TERRIBLE FILM I HAD A SMALL PART AND I THOUGHT SOMEBODY WAS ODD WHEN I CAME ON

TO THE SCROON.

I SOUNDED WEIRD.

THERE WAS MY FAMILY, A VERY, VERY PROUD MOMENT AND THEY DUBBED MY VOICE.

>> Jon: WHAT?

>> IT WASN'T IN A FOREIGN LANGE LANGE -- LANGUAGE AND IT WAS AN ENGLISH FILM IN ENGLISH.

I SWEAR TO YOU.

SOMETHING IS OFF.

IT'S AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE BECAUSE YOU ARE LIKE THAT'S ME BUT -- LIKE I DON'T KNOW.

>> Jon: WAS THE VOICE LIKE OH, THEY CLEARLY -- HELLO!

>> NO.

>> Jon: WAS IT COMPLETELY A DIFFERENT.

>> NO, BY THE WAY I WAS TOLD AND I SWEAR THIS WAS A NOTE FROM THE PRODUCER WHEN I INQUIRED AFTER

THAT I DIDN'T SOUND INTELLIGENT ENOUGH [AUDIENCE BOOS] THEY REPLACED ME WITH SOMEONE WITH

LIKE A PROPER BRITISH -- IN THE A PROPER BRITISH ACCENT OR SOMETHING.

THAT DOESN'T SOUND INTELLIGENT.

>> Jon: ARE YOU ALLOWED TAP POINT TO --

>> IT WAS A STEVEN SEAGAL MOVIE.

>> Jon: YOU'RE KIDDING ME.

WOW.

WOW.

YOU HAVE TRIUMPHED OVER ADVERSITY.

SERIOUSLY HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS, YOU PROVED THEM ALL WRONG AND I GOT OUT OF THE ACTING BUSINESS.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S

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