Penelope Cruz became the heroine of the new issue of the American version of Elle magazine. The Spanish actress starred in a photo shoot by Zoe Grossman, appearing on the pages of the publication in images carefully selected by stylist Alex White.
Cruz also gave Elle an extensive interview in which she talked about her latest film work. Regarding the filming of the film “Ferrari,” where Cruz played the wife of the famous ex-racer Enzo Ferrari, Laura, the actress admitted that it was a rather unusual experience for her, because she herself is very afraid of driving. The fact is that as a child she witnessed her sister Monica being run over by a car. Despite the fact that everything ended well, this incident caused psychological trauma to Penelope.
“I was eight or nine then. I remember that she was wearing a red coat. Time has stopped for me. It really traumatized me because I saw her lose consciousness,” Cruz recalls.
The actress also spoke about her relationship with her husband, actor Javier Bardem, and raising two children from him - 12-year-old son Leo and 10-year-old daughter Luna. According to Penelope, she wanted to become a mother even as a little girl - even then she knew that motherhood would become her main calling in life. Now Cruz is trying to protect children from the influence that the Internet can have on them: Luna and Leo not only do not have accounts on social networks, but also phones. “When your mind is still at the formative stage, it is so easy to succumb to manipulation. Who will pay for this? Not our generation, which learned to use BlackBerry at age 25. This is a cruel experiment on children, on teenagers,” Penelope explained her position.
She added that no one needs TikTok when Javier Bardem lives in your house: “He sings, he's a great dancer. He can perfectly impersonate Mick Jagger or imitate Al Pacino's conversation with Robert De Niro. It's incredible." At the same time, Penelope does not deny that in the future her children may choose a profession that involves publicity: “It’s up to them to decide.”
The actress herself realized quite early that fame has both pros and cons. She recalled how, shortly after the release of the first films with her participation, she was driving in a car with her father, and some guy in a passing car shouted to her: “I love you!”, and literally five minutes later another guy shouted: “Fuck you! " “I looked at my father and we didn’t say anything to each other. In that moment, it was as if we had seen a condensed preview of the nature of fame. All this love and all this anger - I don’t even know which is more dangerous,” Cruz said.
The actress also shared her thoughts on aging. She said that people started asking her about her age before she turned 30, so now it doesn't bother her anymore. “Then I was more worried. Now that I'm about to turn 50, at least it makes sense. This is, of course, an important milestone, and it’s wonderful, I really want to celebrate this date in the company of friends. Celebrating the fact that I am alive and well is already a reason for a party. But when I was 25, I was asked such crazy questions, you wouldn’t believe it, and for lack of other weapons, I simply remained silent in response. I still do this now. When people shout at me on the red carpet: “Turn your back!”, I always pretend I don’t hear,” said Penelope.
Last December, Penelope Cruz posed for the cover of Vanity Fair Italia wearing a voluminous fur hat in the Slavic bimbo style.