Look out, Cesar Millan: There's a new dog whisperer in Hollywood. Apparently, Eva can see deep inside the psyche of her Belgian Malinois pooch, Hugo, and what she sees is an irrevocably bruised canine soul, haunted by the existence of paparazzi pictures of him walking around town with his famous owner.
In the April issue of New York Magazine, the actress pines for a world in which dogs' faces are blurred in photos to protect their privacy. She imagines this would prevent random fans from knowing intimate details about her own pet's life. "I'll go somewhere and they'll be like, 'Hey, Hugo!' and I'm like, 'How do you know Hugo's name? That's so creepy!'" she says, seemingly unaware of her own tendency to talk about Hugo's shock collar and his desire "to kill for me (it's so sweet)" on talk shows, like she did on a recent edition of "Late Night With David Letterman."
It must be Eva's innate sense of what Hugo's thinking (and possibly his belief in 19th-Century witchcraft) that tells her it's OK to divulge his murderous instincts -- but a camera will steal his soul.