The filmmaker allowed the actors to improvise with the script for the romantic comedy/drama and converse in their native language, but he didn’t bother to find out exactly what they were talking about on screen – and remains completely clueless to this day.
Cruz tells W magazine, “He gave us the script he wrote in English, and he gave us the freedom to translate and improvise. Woody told me recently that he still doesn’t know if we are talking about the atomic bomb.”
The performance won the Spanish beauty the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, so Allen decided to put his faith in her again while shooting his latest movie To Rome with Love.
She says, “It’s the same thing in To Rome With Love – he doesn’t speak Italian. I translated my lines. So he still doesn’t know what I am saying.”
Hello Penélope fans. Here I am again, remember of me? Since Debby stepped back for her own reasons and I helled missed the site so much, decided to get it back and as first update I’ve added some HQs from Penélope’s latest event in New York for the Cinema Society Special Screening of “To Rome With Love”. Enjoy them!
The last time Penélope Cruz graced the Toronto International Film Festival was in 2009, for Pedro Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces“. The stunning Spanish actress looked absolutely ravishing on the red carpet then, and we expect more of the same this year at the gala for “Twice Born“, in which she stars alongside Emile Hirsch (who’s also attending TIFF). Penélope plays a single mother who brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago. We’re going to guess that this film is not a comedy.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between September 6 and September 16, 2012. It’s confirmed that Penélope will attend the festival!
Penélope dressed up as Super Mario for a new Nintendo 3DS ad in which she stars alongside her sister, Mónica.
Cosplay is certainly something different for the 38-year-old, who is best known as a super-sultry Spanish actress and model. In the Nintendo ad, she trades in the sexy curve-hugging outfits she typically wears for a pair of blue overalls and a handlebar mustache. Penélope winds up in the Super Mario costume after she loses a game of “Super Mario Bros. 2” while playing against her sister.
“You know what you have to do,” says Monica.
“Ok! Bring it on,” says Penélope.
“Penélope Cruz’s latest project? Serving as spokeswomen for Super Mario Brothers along with her sister, Mónica. Random, but totally adorable,” writes People magazine.
Some felt the Cruz sisters’ ad was missing something.
“It all ends in impressive, slightly awkward cosplay,” wrote Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan. “And a missed opportunity for her sister to dress up as Luigi.”
EDIT: I added 19 HQ screen captures of Penélope in her new ad video! Check them out here.
I just want to let everyone know that I’ll be on vacation from tomorrow, August 4th until August 18th. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to update the website, check my e-mails or upload pictures to the photo gallery, more precisely I won’t have any internet connection. I’ll try my best to update the website and the image archive with everything missing once I get home. It may take me some time to catch up on everything, so please be patient. Enjoy summer and have a nice time! So long!
A wax sculpture of Spanish actress Penélope Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in a Paris museum, joining similar statues of Brad Pitt and George Clooney. The Grevin Wax Museum decided to include the actress in its list of stars to “pay tribute to this essential actress who has asserted herself on the world level as well as on the Spanish one,” the museum’s communications director, Veronique Berecz, told Efe.
Finishing the sculpture has taken six months, during which sculptor Eric de Saint Chaffray, lacking the real model to work from, has had to create the wax image by “improvising and imagining” her look from images taken from the Internet and clips of her films.
The work has been “arduous” and the pressure “constant,” since the Spanish film icon “is part of a group of superstars, beautiful women with great charm, and those attributes had to be given expression in the figure,” said Saint Chaffray. The result is a spectacularly lifelike image of Penelope Cruz – with her long, dark hair gathered into a bun and wearing an elegant evening gown made of lace, velvet and blue gemstones – who seems to be looking at the camera out of the corner of her eye with an enigmatic half-smile
Penélope Cruz is to star in Saks Fifth Avenue’s 2012 Key to the Cure campaign, which helps raise money for cancer charities.
The stunning actress is the Entertainment Industry Foundation‘s ambassador for this year’s initiative and will appear in a national public service announcement wearing a limited-edition Carolina Herrera-designed T-shirt.
Shoppers will be able to buy the $35 shirt at Saks Fifth Avenue and Off 5th stores, as well as from saks.com with all proceeds benefiting EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund and Penélope says she’s thrilled to be involved. She said: “Cancer has affected each and every one of us in one way or another and I am thrilled to be involved with this wonderful cause.”