Penelope Cruz is the “Queen of the Screen” for W Magazine’s September 2012 Fashion issue as photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and styled by Edward Enninful proudly showing off her adorable freckles, wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.
Inside Penelope shares:
Her first audition: “It was for the woman who became my manager and still works with me. She was testing around 300 actors. I was 14 years old, and she had me read a scene from Casablanca, which is impossible to do when you are that age. But my manager asked me if I wanted to work with her, and she sent me on some castings. When I was 16, I got Jamón, Jamón. Of course, I had to lie about my age. And I had to lie to my parents about the content of the script.”
Being funny: “I don’t play comedy as comedy. That would be the biggest trap. I think about the characters and their situations. Then you don’t have to worry where the laugh is going to be. But comedy is harder than drama.”
Dying or Sex Scenes: “I don’t like dying. I die in Don’t Move [an Italian film, for which Cruz won the Italian academy award for best actress], and I can’t really look at it because it reminds me of my grandmother when she was very old. But sex scenes are very strange. Absurd, really.”
To read more of her interview, visit W Magazine’s website.
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