Penelope Cruz has revealed she acted as a go-between passing messages between two legendary directors while making her latest film.
The star shot Broken Embraces with fellow Spaniard Pedro Almodovar at the same time as making Vicky Cristina Barcelona with Woody Allen.
She said: “It was good to be able to pass each of them messages – they seem to like each other very much.”
Penelope, who has made four films with Almodovar, said the two directors’ approaches could not be more different.
While Almodovar gets his actors to rehearse scenes thoroughly and likes to re-shoot sequences in different ways, she said, Allen prefers having virtually no rehearsal or preparation, and encourages improvisation.
“It’s a very very different way of approaching film,” she said.
Broken Embraces, which tells the story of a film-maker who goes blind after an accident, and his struggle to re-engage with life, is in competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Source: The Press Association
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