Penélope Cruz talked to writer John Hiscock, a bit about her reputation of becoming romantically involved with her leading men. She famously starred with Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky, and went on to have a three-year relationship with him. She also dated Matthew McConaughey, her co-star in Sahara. She says:
“I’ve never fallen in love with someone I’m working with. It’s always been afterwards. If something becomes friendship, then maybe months later it becomes something else, but you can never know. It’s always a mystery. You can’t plan those things.”
For the past year, the 34-year-old actress has been in a settled relationship with her most recent leading man, Javier Bardem, 39. Bardem is a fellow Spaniard and multi-award-winning actor whom she first met when she was 16 when they worked together in her debut film, Jamón jamón. She fell in love with Bardem while playing his fiery and tempestuous ex-wife in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Woody Allen recalls that during the filming in Barcelona, Cruz and Bardem often spoke passionately to each other in Spanish, and he had no idea what they were saying.
In Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as in many of her films, she plays a woman searching for happiness, which is something she can relate to.
“In the end we are all looking for the same thing, no? We all want to be happy and we all have different ways of looking for it and finding it. I guess that’s why we’re all here.”
While they are reluctant to talk about their relationship, friends of the couple say this could be the one that lasts. When they have finished promoting Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Javier & Penélope plan to find a house together in London, where Cruz will spend five months rehearsing and filming the musical Nine, with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren and Marion Cotillard.
Penélope Cruz will be this year's Tribute recipient at the 18th annual Gotham Awards ceremony, Dec. 2 in New York City, the event's organizers announced Tuesday.
The Madrid-born actress, 34, is being recognized for her several roles in independent films, including the current Vicky Christina Barcelona and Elegy
Past Gotham Award career-tribute honorees include Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Don Cheadle and Matt Dillon.
OK -- there is officially no hope for the rest of us!
Penelope Cruz, without doubt one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, thinks she's (ready?) not beautiful!
When Parade magazine asked the Spanish star her secret for looking so amazing in both her new movies, Vicky Christina Barcelona and Elegy, she said simply: "I don't have any.
"I don't think I am beautiful. I can look good and I can look ugly.
"What's funny is that when I was younger I wanted everyone to look at me. Now I like to watch other people because you can learn a lot of interesting things."
But it sounds like the cast of Vicky Christina who showed up for the filming of her love scene's with Scarlett Johansson don't quite agree with her self-assessment.
"The set was very crowded that day and I'm not sure everyone had a reason to be there," she said.
i think shes pretty
On avoiding celebrity gossip: “I try not to go on the Internet and read about myself. It’s a guaranteed way to get angry for no reason. You start looking at yourself from the outside, from the wrong place. And everything is out of proportion. The good things, the bad things—everything. I think it’s disgusting. It’s dangerous and nasty, and bad for our society in so many ways. And it’s getting worse every day. It affects me directly, but I really believe that this culture of gossip affects our society on a much deeper level, on an ethical level. It’s what kids see and hear every day, and it will affect future generations in ways that we cannot even imagine.”
On never dishing out any personal revelations in the press: “I never talk about my private life to journalists. Never. I have a total right to protect it, and I never mess with that.”
On rumored boyfriend Javier Bardem: “I think he’s the best actor alive. I think he has an amazing talent.”
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz wants to fulfil her childhood dream - by adopting a huge brood of children.
The Sahara star has always been desperate for a big family, but admits she is enjoying her jet-setting career too much to consider becoming a mum just yet.
The 33-year-old beauty says, “I’d love to have kids. Maybe I’ll adopt about 20 children - that’s been my dream since I was a little girl. “I love children, but at the moment I’m happy with my career. If one day I have a baby I’m not going to be able to work like I do now. “I can be in London one day, Miami the next, New York after that, then back to L.A. I travel more than some pilots!” But Cruz insists she won’t be giving up her career completely when she does choose to have kids: “I’d still want to work when I have children, but not as much as I do now.”
20? thats alot
Penelope Cruz and ugly don't belong in the same sentence. But the actress did shock the cast and crew of Italian movie "Don't Move" by making herself look "very ugly."
She says, "In the Italian movie I had to be very ugly. I didn't shave my legs for two months. People on the set were embarrassed to look at me. I was walking around Rome with bad hair and a mustache. I looked scary."
It's hard to believe that Penelope can be anything but stunning, but after seeing Charlize Theron in 'Monster' anything is possible.
By Carolyn Giardina
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Penelope Cruz will provide the voice of a brainy guinea pig in "G-Force," a combination live-action/computer-animated film from Disney.
The story revolves around a group of ultra-intelligent animal commandos who work for a government agency trying to prevent an evil billionaire from taking over the world.
Cruz joins a voice cast that includes Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi and Tracy Morgan. Bill Nighy and Will Arnett are among the human actors in the ensemble cast.
"G-Force" marks the directorial debut of visual effects innovator Hoyt Yeatman, who won an Oscar for his work on "The Abyss." Prolific filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.
Cruz's upcoming projects include "Elegy" and Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."