Penelope Cruz talks Broken Embraces - RT Interview
The Oscar-winning actress on her latest Almodovar collab.
Is it true that you take your Oscar everywhere with you?
PC: No, not now. But I did it for three weeks, I took it everywhere with me. I even took it to the beach one day. Because I was so excited! I would wake up and look at it and say, 'No, that's not mine. How could this happen?'
Is there something you always take with you when you travel?
PC: My grandmother's ring.
You have your own production company. Are you working on some movies now?
PC: Yes. But the things I am starting to develop, I don't want to talk about them. Because they are still very green.
Is there a biopic you'd love to tackle?
PC: Yeah, there is one. That's one of the projects that we are developing. But I won't tell you it! Because then I feel like I am talking about it too soon instead of putting my energy into doing it.
Do you find making movies exhausting?
PC: Yeah, that's why I'm not going to work for the rest of the year. I can make one a year. One movie a year. I'm going to work promoting this movie and promoting Nine. But I'm not going to shoot another movie.
With Almodovar on set.
Nine is the musical you're doing next?
PC: Yes, it's a fresh and new thing, but it's 100 percent inspired by 8 ½. The story is the same one of Guido and his creative crisis. I play Carla, the mistress of Daniel Day-Lewis. I think Daniel is going to be incredible in it.
What made you want to do it?
PC: I love this character. I can't believe I got this role. I did five castings to get the movie, because of the dancing and the singing. I was a student of dance for many years, but Nine is the first time that I do a musical. It was a lot of fun, but it was scary also. Most of my scenes are with Daniel Day-Lewis. He's incredible. Such a gentleman.
Did you know that Pedro said you're the only woman he's ever thought of having a child with?
That's what he said!
PC: Because he says it to me and I think he's joking. But then he says it to you! So... I think he was probably joking. But I don't know. I will ask him again if he was joking. I mean, I know he's joking... It's Pedro!
Broken Embraces hits UK cinemas today.