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Penelope Cruz is all smiles despite the rain
Rains usually get the better off people, most especially actors who are out for a shoot. But not in the case of the award-winning actress, Penelope Cruz as she seems to be in good spirits despite the downpour.
Her latest movie project, The Counselor is currently shooting at Alicante. Yes, the Spanish coastal area may be renowned for its warm weather though it must be noted that September is its wettest month thus it follows that the cast and crew of this movie are definitely prepared for heavy rain.
The shoot schedule is supposed to be done on the warm months but the death of the director’s sibling delayed the shooting so they are now shooting on location even if it is said to be the time of the year when the place is frequented by rain clouds.
Penelope Cruz accidentally flashing her nude undies
To walk the extra mile, to exert extra effort and to get out of one’s comfort zone is just a few of the many things that a good actor does. Take the case of Penelope Cruz’s accidental flashing at the shoot of her up-coming movie, The Counselor.
The 38-year old is wearing a scarlet dress and a white trench coat but as the scene progresses, she struggles with a man and in the tossing, tumbling, running and all the action that occurs, her red dress hikes up which reveals her nude-colored undies.
For an award wining actor like Penelope Cruz, accidental flashings like this is just another day at work as these are some of the little issues that most if not all actors face at times.
Penelope Cruz and sister, Monica Cruz
Oscar winner Penelope Cruz teams up with her dancer/actress sister Monica Cruz in their latest venture of designing underwear for the luxury brand, Agent Provocateur.
The collection of the sexy Spanish sisters will feature a wide selection of brassieres, briefs as well as corsets. However, it must be noted that undergarment connoisseurs will have to wait until August 2013 to get their hands in the L’ Agent collection, the name of the diffusion line of the Cruz sisters.
”It is so exciting for me and Monica to embark on this new adventure. We have always been huge fans of Agent Provocateur and both of us are very much looking forward to this long-term collaboration.” says Penelope.
It must also be noted that the younger of the Cruz sibling is also the face of Agent Provocateur for their 2012-2013 autumn and winter ad campaign.
It was divulged by Penelope Cruz that her mother, Encarna, has offered the best advice to her especially during the time when she was really saddened after portraying the role that required her to do nude scenes in her first film ‘Jamon Jamon’.
It was the first and only moment in the life of the 37-year-old actress to do some bare scenes in the movie where Javier Bardem also starred in.
Cruz was not able to deal with the nude scenes of her first movie ‘Jamon Jamon’ well but stated that her mother understood her frustrations. She cut her hair short and never did any love or kissing scenes at all for a long time.
Most of the people have told Cruz that she is putting her career at risk but she just ignored them and instead followed what her heart desired.
Her mother was at ease after Cruz came up with the decision and she even gave her inspiration to move forward and do some other things.
She had come to the realization now that the person who directed the movie ‘Jamon Jamon’, Bigas Luna, was just giving her the opportunity which she is now grateful of. It was also the time when she first encountered Javier on that film whom she considered as one of the best actors in the world.
Cruz has also stated how much she is enjoying of being a wonderful woman who is appreciated by other people.
Penelope Cruz has declared that she is honored to be working with Woody Allen once again on his upcoming Rome-set film Bop Decameron.
The Spanish star won a ‘Best Supporting Actress’ Oscar for her performance as a crazed painter opposite future husband Javier Bardem in Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Being able to work with the acclaimed filmmaker still stands one of Cruz’s crowning achievements, The Vancouver Sun quotes the star as saying.
“It gave me a great experience making it, along with the privilege of working with Woody Allen, whom I first admired as a little girl. I’ve seen all his movies, so just to be around him, to spend time with him, to work with him,” she explained. “It also gave me an Oscar, so it’s a very special movie for me.”
Cruz will begin filming on Allen’s 42nd feature film in Italy this summer, but refused to provide any details about her character out of “respect” to the director’s wishes.
“We’re going to shoot in Rome in July,” the star added. “I can’t wait to be around him again, because he makes me laugh so much.”
Alec Baldwin, Ellen Page, Maricel Álvarez and Judy Davis have also signed to appear in Bop Decameron, which is expected to premiere next year.
Source: Digital Spy
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:
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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.
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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.
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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!
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.
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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.
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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.
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