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Archive for May, 2011

Posted on May 10th, 2011 - Filed in News & Gossip, Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penelope Cruz has opened up about motherhood for the first time, admitting she changed “immediately” after giving birth to a baby boy earlier this year.

The Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress and her husband Javier Bardem welcomed their first child, a son rumored to be called Leo, in January.

Cruz is relishing her new role as mother, calling it a “beautiful feeling” – and insists parenthood has already had a profound impact on her.

Posted on May 10th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz has revealed that she only knew two phrases in English when she moved to the U.S. to try and make it in the movies – and one of them was ‘I want to work with Johnny Depp’.

The star, who turned 37 last month, revealed that it was her dream to work with the 47-year-old star – and that the only other English words she knew when she arrived in Hollywood were ‘How are you?’

Penelope, who was born in a suburb of Madrid, first worked with Johnny a decade ago in movie Blow and they have remained close friends ever since – so she explained she jumped at the chance to work with him again on Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

She explained: ‘When I first came to America I only knew two phrases in English. One was, “How are you?” and the other was, “I want to work with Johnny Depp.”

Penelope Cruz looked every bit of the Spanish Enchantress that she is at the world premiere of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, held in Anaheim, Calif.

Cruz wore a stunning off-the-shoulder black gown, embroidered with jet crystal jewels and feathers was a custom Marchesa creation. Chopard jewels, a high ponytail and nude lips completed her look.

A few days ago, Penélope was in California for the Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Press Conference.

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Penélope was radiant at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty event at the Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, back on May 2nd in NY.

Her black silk organza thin strap banded Oscar de la Renta gown with draped detail and mermaid hem was paired with Chopard jewels and a feathered clutch.

Posted on May 9th, 2011 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Pe is featured in the May 7, 2011 issue of France’s Madame Figaro. Thanks to the lovely Mia of Claire Foy Source we have a scan. There is no accompaning article, but it’s a stunning image of lady Cruz!

Miss Cruz was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 3, 2011 to promote the release of Pirates of the Caribbean. Check out her interview below!

Posted on May 7th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz “screamed” when she was offered a role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

The Spanish actress had previously worked with the movie’s star Johnny Depp on Blow and director Rob Marshall on Nine and was overjoyed to be given the chance to team with the pair again.

She said: “Rob and I were eating together and he turned to me and said, ‘I have this question to ask you but I don’t know if I’m brave enough to ask as you may say ‘No’.

Posted on May 6th, 2011 - Filed in Magazines, Photo Updates - 0 Comments / Leave one

Penélope Cruz is also gracing the cover of GQ UK. In a super foxy new shoot! Scans have been added, thanks to ‘ray22uk’!

How many actors can dance, act and effervesce on screen with such wild abandon as Penélope Cruz? In an exclusive interview and shoot by Mario Sorrenti, this triple threat of an actress talks Johnny Depp, Pedro Almodovar and what it’s like to kiss Scarlett Johansson.

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Penélope Cruz is featured on the cover of the upcoming June issue of Vogue magazine. She looks absolutely gorgeous, perhaps one of the most stunning covers of her I’ve seen in some time! I can’t wait to pick this issue up!

Posted on May 6th, 2011 - Filed in "Pirates of the Caribbean" (2011), Press - 0 Comments / Leave one

When Penélope Cruz signed on to play Angelica in Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides she was excited—and for several very good reasons.

In the movie Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

First of all, it was her first role in a high-budget action movie. “I love working in Europe and most of the times when I’m working in America, I tend to choose smaller projects with less action, because that’s where I find the most interesting characters,” Cruz says, “but I have to say that here I found both. I found a very interesting character in a movie that is really big and it gave me the opportunity to see how those movies are made. And I love the pirate world because it’s so attractive and so interesting.”

The fourth film in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides, doesn’t open until May 20, but these four brand new clips, featuring stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and others, should tide fans over.

Check out the other scenes here.

Posted on May 6th, 2011 - Filed in News & Gossip - 0 Comments / Leave one

The Spanish actress took up ballet when she was a child and fell in love with the graceful movements. Although she had to quit when she decided to pursue a career in acting, she showed off her skills for musical movie Nine. Penélope is a huge fan of dark thriller Black Swan, which saw Natalie Portman win an Oscar for her portrayal of a tortured ballet star, because it took her back to her dancing youth.

“It touched me. I saw a lot of things in that movie that resonated with my own experiences,” Penélope said about Black Swan in an interview with GQ. “The discipline that ballet requires is obsessive. And only the ones who dedicate their whole lives are able to make it. Your toenails fall off and you peel them away and then you’re asked to dance again and keep smiling. I wanted to become a professional ballet dancer. And then I had to choose.”

Penélope’s parents encouraged her to take dance classes because she had so much energy. They decided ballet would be a good outlet for Penélope as it is so physically demanding.