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Posted on May 24th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 2 Comments / Leave one

Geoffrey Rush has praised his Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides co-star Penelope Cruz, describing her as an “amazing actress”.

In an interview with Parade, the actor – who plays Hector Barbossa in the film franchise – credited Cruz’s varied career with helping to “raise the bar” on the project and to provide conflict for hero Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).

“She is such an amazing actress. You look at Vicky Cristina Barcelona and that’s one of the high comedy acts onscreen. It certainly deserves an Academy Award,” he explained. “And you see her in a Pedro Almodovar film as a great dramatic actress. So to have that come in and raise the bar as a principal character, and with Ian McShane, it kept us on our toes.

Watch our recent interview with Geoffrey Rush below:




Posted on May 22nd, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011) - 0 Comments / Leave one

The reengineered Pirates of the Caribbean sequel On Stranger Tides found its smoothest sailing overseas, where it took in a record $256.3 million at the international box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

That surpasses the previous record foreign opening of the sixth Harry Potter film, 2009′s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which earned $236 million internationally.

Walt Disney co. said On Stranger Tides, the fourth Pirates installment, earned $90.1 million domestically. Its combined worldwide total is $346.4 million, the fourth largest global opening ever.

The new 3-D film jettisons co-stars Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, but brings back Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. Chicago director Rob Marshall took the helm from Gore Verbinski, who directed the trilogy. Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane introduce new characters.




The gallery has been updated with over 200 new high quality images of Penélope Cruz at the premiere and photocall of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Madrid, Spain. Enjoy!




Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is now out world wide (for the most part) today! For other release dates visit IMDb. Get showtimes and find a cinema near you!

Here are some reviews on the film and Penélope’s performance. Reviews are mixed, although not surprisingly pretty negative. I have also added production stills to the gallery.

From: The Hollywood Reporter

Angelica is Jack’s match for swordplay and sexy banter, and while the tone of the film, which deals with a search for the fountain of youth, is darker than the three directed by Gore Verbinski, its action, adventure and comedy will see it find a similar pot of theatrical gold.

… Cruz makes a splendid entrance in disguise but once revealed she brings her Oscar-winning vivacity to an irrepressible woman who claims to be Blackbeard’s daughter. McShane, too, grabs his first appearance on the bridge of a pirate ship with great panache.

… At 136 minutes, the film is marginally the shortest in the series and it profits from that. Cruz is a wonderful addition and a teaser following the credits augers well for more so long as Depp continues to get as much enjoyment from playing the role as he gives to his audience.




Penélope Cruz and her castmates attended the premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in Madrid, Spain yesterday. She opted to wear yet another Armani Privé gown. The black elegant gown with a black floral lace sleeves with the same detail embroidered onto the bodice showcases her stunning figure. A black satin Swarovski clutch and silver jewels completed her look.

Pictures have been added to the gallery! New visitors, don’t miss all our recent premiere photos, as Pe has been globe trotting almost daily lately. Also remember you can follow us on Twitter, @penelopecruzorg for the instance updates to your twitter feed!




Posted on May 18th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

An Oscar, a marriage, a baby and a starring role in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Our reporter discovers life is sweet for Penelope Cruz

When Penelope Cruz revealed that she was pregnant halfway through filming her latest picture, there was no question of being made to walk the plank from Pirates of the Caribbean. “I just had a new costume fitting every three weeks,” recalls Cruz. “They were very good about it.” In fact, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall were so keen to keep Cruz aboard that they navigated their blockbuster movie around her condition. Besides swapping her corsets for stretchier fabrics, Cruz’s sister, Monica, a dancer and actress, was brought in to body double for the 37-year-old actress on the swashbuckling stunts and swordfights.




Spanish actress Penelope Cruz, who is in Madrid promoting the fourth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, told Efe on Wednesday that she would like to work once again with husband Javier Bardem, her co-star in the Bigas Luna film Jamon, Jamon.

“Why not, if we find the right project? But that remains to be seen. Who I’d like to work with again is Pedro (Almodovar), (Alejandro) Amenabar, with Bigas and … with others with whom I haven’t worked in my country, like Julio Medem: I have a lot left to do and a lot to learn,” she said in an interview with Efe.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is an “adventure (film) and is filmed in 3D, a perfect marriage,” said director and choreographer Rob Marshall, who – among his other projects – directed the 2009 musical Nine, where he met Cruz.




Penélope Cruz was back home in Madrid earlier today for the photocall of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The 4th film in the franchise is out this Friday.




Posted on May 18th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Popular money-maker franchise Pirates of the Caribbean just keeps going and going with its fourth installment, On Stranger Tides. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow, with a new female love interest in Penelope Cruz. His continuing nemesis, Geoffrey Rush, joined them in a sit-down interview with Buzzine, and they told us about the difficult stunts they had to learn, and how the saga will continue on into the future…

Izumi Hasegawa: Johnny, this movie is based on a ride at Disneyland. Have you ever been there and seen your likeness on the ride, and if so, what was your reaction?

Johnny Depp: It’s pretty psychedelic, actually. Yeah. I suppose you could make it more psychedelic, but we probably shouldn’t go into that now. The idea of wandering through this ride and suddenly there you are three times on the thing – I mean, Geoffrey [Rush] has a similar experience there. He has to go in and see his head in there as well. It’s quite an honor, in a weird way. It’s a great honor. Some sort of thing that you took part in creating becomes this forever object.




Once again I have gathered the many press junket interviews of Miss Cruz and posted them below.




Tons and tons of videos are circulating around the web of Penélope Cruz at all the numerous premieres for Pirates of the Caribbean. I’ve gathered them all and you can find them here! Warning that this post is video heavy, as I just embedded them into one post. Watch and enjoy!


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Penélope Cruz is red hot at the premiere of her new film, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, at the Mathaeser Filmpalast on Monday (May 16) in Munich, Germany.

The actress showed off post-baby body in a custom Giorgio Armani Privé red organza, long-sleeved, fitted gown.

Penélope was joined on the red carpet by her co-stars Sam Claflin and Astrid Berges-Frisbey.




Posted on May 16th, 2011 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope Cruz graces the cover of Vogue magazine’s June 2011 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (May 24). The photoshoot has been added to the site as well as temporary scans. The article excerpt from Vogue.com is as follows.


The Dream Life of Penélope Cruz

There are oddities that make sense only in Los Angeles—canary-yellow Rolls-Royces, lasagna cupcakes, agents. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is another. Here is a boulevard where Meryl Streep shares the glory with Erik Estrada; where Audrey Hepburn earns the same real estate as Rin Tin Tin; where a Spider-Man impersonator once socked a Charlie Chaplin impersonator in the face. The Walk is America’s most accessible shrine to show-business fantasy: If you dream big enough, one day your name could be commemorated on this hallowed ground in gold letters. And then a sunburned dude with a green parrot on his shoulder will roller-skate right over it.





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