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More pictures from the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Russian photocall (and now newly added premiere images) have been added to the photo gallery.





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Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz get into character on the latest cover of Parade.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall revealed how they handled news of Penelope’s pregnancy just one week before filming began.

“We were like, uhhhhh. I said, ‘Are you going to be okay sword fighting with a baby in your stomach?’ But she was up for it,” he recalled.

“She said she’d understand if we had to replace her, but she didn’t want to be replaced. It took more time, ultimately, but she was worth it,” he added.

As for whether or not this will be the last time fans will see Captain Jack, Rob teased, “It’s like the James Bond series. I think there are probably lots of stories still to tell.”




At 37, Penelope Cruz is hardly fighting to keep the wrinkles at bay. Yet the actress believes she has found the key to ageing gracefully: being European.

Cruz said she did not share the Hollywood obsession with eternal youth because she is Spanish. While her fellow actresses turn to Botox doctors and plastic surgeons, Cruz is content to let nature take its course.

“Birthdays are always something to celebrate. I’m looking forward to every step of the way,” she said during an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Maybe it’s because I’m from Spain, so I look at it in a different way than in a place like Los Angeles. I will always be a Spanish actress in Hollywood or wherever I work.




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Since welcoming a son in January, Penélope Cruz has wasted no time getting back her svelte pre-baby figure.

But it isn’t daily sessions at the gym that’s doing the trick — it’s actually dancing.

“I love ballet and it’s a little boring for me to go to the gym because I’m used to the dancing discipline — it’s really hard but much more fun,” the actress, who showed off her dancing skills in Nine, tells the Daily Mirror.

The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star, 37, also credits Spanish cooking with helping to shed post-pregnancy pounds after the birth of her boy, reportedly named Leo.




Johnny Depp’s a hard man to upstage, but at this week’s premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, one woman managed it.

Pirates’ newcomer Penelope Cruz stole the show in a Givenchy dress, perfectly framing her ­enviable cleavage and trim waist. Looking at the 37-year-old’s amazing body it’s hard to believe she gave birth to her first son, Leo, less than four months ago.

Most new mums hide their bodies under baggy clothes but not Penelope. As she braved the red carpet looking slim and radiant, it wasn’t hard to see why the Spanish star topped ­a poll of the world’s most ­beautiful women last year, and why actor Javier Bardem is such an envied husband.




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Screen Daily has confirmed that Emile Hirsch has signed on to play opposite Penelope Cruz in Twice Born aka Venuto al Mondo (Into the World).

Based on the book Venuto Al Mondo by Margaret Mazzantini, the film will be directed by Sergio Castellitto, who has also adapted the novel for the screen. The story follows “a woman who returns to Sarajevo with her son in tow and revisits the tumultuous past she shared with his late father.”

Source: Up & Comers




Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp popped up at the Ritz Hotel in Moscow this morning at a photo call before the Russian premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The duo are traveling the globe to promote the latest installment of the franchise, and were in LA just last Saturday for a huge Disneyland screening.





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The actress talks in the new THR magazine about preparing for the film’s stuntwork, meeting Mother Theresa and the unique scale of the Pirate.

When did Rob Marshall first mention the movie to you?

We were doing [dialogue work] for Nine. We were in a restaurant in London, and he waited until the dessert and said in a very casual way, “Oh, would you like to do Pirates with me and Johnny?” I jumped from the chair! I said, “Why didn’t you tell me the first second we sat down?”

Did your pregnancy affect working?

It helped that I was a dancer for so many years and worked on the fight choreography for two months before I was pregnant. I really knew all the fights because Rob put them together almost as a dance, the way we had trained for Nine. That helped, and when we shot, I never did anything dangerous.




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Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will arrive in Sarajevo in September for the filming of Venuto al Mondo (Into the World) by director Sergio Castellitto.

The news was published here Tuesday by the daily Avaz, which said the famous actress would remain two months in the Bosnian capital, and that preparations for the filming in Sarajevo are already underway.

The screen drama will feature Cruz as Gemma, a single mother who accompanies her teenage son to present-day Sarajevo, where his dad died while still a young man during the Bosnian conflict.




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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.




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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.