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How much fun did you have on the set of Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides?
Every day on the set of Pirates was hilarious because Johnny Depp is one of the funniest people I know. He makes me laugh non-stop and he always plays crazy tricks on me. He’s a complete jokester and you never know what he’s going to do next. He even has a machine to give people a little electric shock!
Does that make working with Johnny Depp quite challenging?
Oh, yes! Johnny is like a box of surprises and you’re never bored around him. However, he’s ‘s also very kind and gentle. Johnny and [Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director] Rob Marshall were so protective, kind and caring at every single moment of the film shoot. I will never forget that for the rest of my life.
What was your biggest challenge on the set?
The biggest challenge was trying not to laugh because Johnny is really funny. He was always trying to make me laugh.
Did you two get the giggles?
Sure, we’d often get the giggles together. When the two of us started to laugh, sometimes we couldn’t stop for a long time – but we had to keep shooting and that was really hard. I’m not exaggerating, sometimes we were laughing for two hours solid. It was hilarious!
You play a rebellious character called Angelica in the movie. Are you a rebel at heart?
I’ve been told that I was rebellious when I was a little girl, but I’m not so rebellious now. It’s funny because Angelica is a great liar, but that’s something I’m terrible at in real life. It was definitely a lot of fun to play in the movie, but I can’t lie at all!
How would you describe Angelica?
Angelica is very calculated. Everything she does is a game; a mental game, a strategy – and it’s a lot of fun to get to understand that mentality. She must be exhausted at the end of the day because nothing is relaxing in her life. Everything is so tricky.
What scary stunts did you have to tackle for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides?
The same stunt team worked on this film that worked on the first and third Pirates movies, and they are really impressive. They can do anything! They jump from cliffs 100 meters high, and the fights they get into are incredible.
What stunts did you have to do?
Well, I was pretty lucky because I didn’t do too many of the stunts. However, the stunt team taught me how to sword fight a couple of months before the movie started. That was very cool!
Would you say you’re a good swashbuckler now?
I know how to work with a sword, which is really interesting – but I don’t know if I’m a swashbuckler. You know what? I love the peculiar things we get to learn in this industry. I learned how to gallop a camel once! The next time I go to the desert, I’m really going to impress my friends with that skill. Camels really gallop fast!
Angelica wears fantastic costumes in the movie. Did you have much input into the wardrobe?
The costumes were amazing for every character in the movie, especially Angelica. When I wore her costume and her boots it really helped me get into character.
Who was responsible for the wardrobe on the movie?
A woman called Penny Rose designed all of the outfits in the movie and she did an amazing job.
At one point in the movie, Angelica pretends to be Captain Jack Sparrow. Were those scenes fun to film?
It was definitely a lot of fun to wear the mustache for those scenes! After a while, I kept forgetting I was wearing it and I would talk to people with a straight face, but they would start laughing. Sometimes it bugged me because I would think, ‘Why does everyone keep laughing at me today?’
What did Johnny Depp think of your Captain Jack impersonation?
Johnny thought it was fantastic, especially the mustache. Those scenes took about a week to shoot and it was one of the most fun times during the making of the movie. We were constantly laughing away!
Another fun scene in the movie sees Angelica stranded on a desert island. Where was that scene filmed?
That little island was in Puerto Rico. It’s called Palominito Islet and I’m not sure if it is private, but it is very, very small and beautiful.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which three things would you take with you?
I would only need my family and friends with me. That would be fine. Oh, and some water and food, and maybe some music too. I know that’s more than three, but that’s what I’d need!
Which set impressed you the most while making this film?
When they told me they were building a beach in Los Angeles, I thought I hadn’t understood them properly. But then I got to the set and there was a complete beach built at Universal Studios! That was very, very impressive. I’m amazed at the things they can do.
Would you sign up for another Pirates Of The Caribbean film if they ask you?
I would love to work with everyone again, especially Johnny and Rob. When I said yes to this film, I hadn’t even read the script; that’s how much I trusted them and that’s how much I wanted to work with them. I’d love to do it all again, but who knows what the future holds…
We have seen her getting feisty fighting with her co-star Emile Hirsch but today it appears that Penelope Cruz was showing off her cute side.
The actress, 37, who is currently shooting her latest film Venuto al Mondo in Rome, was seen pulling a number of adorable, as well as silly, poses.
The stunning brunette was clearly feeling playful acting out her character Gemma and Penelope was seen pulling her cardigan up over her head for a childish, but super sweet look.
was seen in a floral dress, bare feet and the cardigan as she moved and danced around.
Clothing props: It seemed the Spanish actress used her clothing as a prop for the sequence where she appeared to dance around the deck of the houseboat
Despite the unusual moves the Spanish star still managed to look sexy albeit in a rather cute, and strange way.
Throughout the shoot, Penelope was seen being attended to be crew members including to help her put on some hard-wearing boots, a change from her bare feet.
They pair an argument that culminated in the brunette beauty throwing Hirsch’s character’s cigarette into the water.
Penelope had been dressed in a drab ensemble consisting of a green dress, long-sleeved mint top and crocheted shawl.
Man (almost) overboard! Feisty Penelope was seen filming a fight with Emile Hirsch yesterday
Slap! The Oscar winner gets ready to give the actor a good thunk
Cruz plays the part of Gemma, a single mother who accompanies her teenage son to present-day Sarajevo, the hometown of his father, who died in 1992-1995 Bosnian war.
She recently filmed in Serbia where she displayed a shorter, straight bobbed style, before moving on to the Italian capital.
Her husband, Javier Bardem, had accomapnied her to the city of amore, along with their 10-month-old son, Leo Encinas.
Involved: Emile takes control and moves in for Penelope’s neck as he sits on a chair
Playing nice: Onscreen mother and son take a break from sparring
The gorgeous family enjoyed the best of Italy on Saturday, when they indulged in a traditional Italian pasta lunch during Penelope’s break from shooting.
Unfortunately, the 42-year-old had to leave his wife because of his own commitments.
He is now in New York, where he addressed the United Nations about ending the human
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