Ouch! Guess Joaquin Phoenix wasn't as thrilled to work with Eva Mendes as we thought: in the December issue of Playboy, he takes issue with Eva's past comment that shooting We Own the Night with him was "kind of like working with a puppy dog or a two year old." He shot back: "Had I known I was supposed to be a puppy dog, I would have been much more cute and more consistently attentive. My apologies, Eva, but I had a few other scenes that you weren't in. This puppy dog had a lot of work to do." So...it's safe to say we won't see a budding off-screen romance between these two.