Having a contact list full of celebrity names has its ups and downs, especially if you’re one of those people who is prone de mis-texts.
Eva Mendes found out the hard way. During an appearance on “Conan” on Thursday, the actress explained that she often likes to send inspirational text messages to her friends (am I the only one to wonder what she sends to Ryan Gosling?). One such friend was a playwright named David, to whom she penned (or tapped) the following note: ““You’re a talented writer! Keep at it! You got a big future ahead of you :)”
Unfortunately for Mendes, the text was not sent to David, obscure playwright and close friend, but to Larry David, co-creator of “Seinfeld” and star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Mendes, mortified, told Conan: “I sent it to Larry David. Larry David! You’re a talented writer? I think you’re onto something? You know, stick with it? Larry David! Are you kidding?”
Uninspired, Larry David never texted back.
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg , she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.
Eva Mendes Sends Larry David An Inspirational Text