Penelope Cruz has steered away for the spotlight for some time now, but only because she has been taking time to enjoy motherhood.
“I was breast-feeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter,” the Oscar winner told Allure magazine, referring to her daughter Luna she and husband Javier Bardem welcomed in July. “[Nursing] is addictive. It’s hard when the day comes when you have to stop.”
The couple, who have been married since July 2010, also have a 3-year-old son named Leo Encinas Cruz.
Speaking of childhood, the actress opened up about her own in the January 2014 isssue: “In my house every Sunday, everybody was cleaning the house. There was always music, and everybody was dancing, sometimes naked around the house. Not hippie, but very free.”
The 39-year-old is very close to her family and also spoke about the bond she has with her sister Monica and brother Eduardo.
“We are so close to each other. We tell each other everything,” she said. “We’re talking all the time, every day. We’re really, really close, the three of us. It’s my treasure to have this relationship with [my] brother and sister-it’s so beautiful.”
As for Penelope’s famous relationships, she called her Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides costar Johnny Depp “one of my favorite people in the whole world! He’s been such a good friend,” and said of fellow The Counselor cast member Cameron Diaz “She has this vibrant, great energy. Really full of life.”
Talking about her very close friendship with Salma Hayek, Penelope revealed the two have a nickname for each other.
“She’s one of my best friends. We call each other huevos [eggs]. It was because when we were working together, we didn’t have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now,” she said. “So it was a way to call each other lazy. We slept in the same bed so many times and it was like she was always trying to wake me up and call me huevos. But that’s in the past. Now we both are mothers, so we don’t sleep that much.”
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I’ve added some newish magazine images in the gallery. Penelope was featured in this months issue of Elle US and Elle Spain. You can check those out as well.
Just a reminder that Penelope will be on tomorrow’s episode of Live with Kelly and Michael! Check those tv listings and start recording!
Penelope Cruz will be on Live with Kelly and Michael in October 25. So set those VCR’s and PVR’s!
Here is a video interview of Penelope from Vogue UK
SHE may have looked relaxed and poised as she posed at a special screening for her new film, The Counsellor, in London a few days ago but Penelope Cruz says that despite appearances she’s always racked with “crazy fears”.
The actress, 39, who gave birth to baby girl Luna in July hit the red carpet last week for the first time since her second child was born. “I have so many fears,” she said.
“I have become an expert at hiding them but I am so full of them. I’m not giving you examples because they are all so crazy. Everybody thinks I’m centred and relaxed but it’s so opposite to what goes on inside me. But I’ve been working on it all my life, so it gets better.”
Clearly she’s an even better actress than we thought.
But one thing Penelope, who was at the premiere with supportive co-star, husband of three years and father of her two children Javier Bardem, should have no concerns about is her post-baby body.
Asked how she got back in shape so fast, the brunette (trimmer and more stunning than ever in her navy and gold lace gown) told E! News it wasn’t down to a fad diet or rigorous workout, but “just running after the kids”. Hmm, something tells us other new mums may not be convinced.
Penelope Cruz gave birth to her daughter Luna just three months ago, but the Hollywood star is already back on the red carpet promoting her latest movie The Counselor, and now she’s said that she has to “find a way to balance” her work and family life.
The Oscar-winning actress, who has two children with husband Javier Bardem, was talking at the movie’s press conference in London on Saturday, when she was asked about the difficulty with the balancing act that working mothers face.
The 36-year-old reportedly said: “I’ve always been a very family person, since I was a little girl, that’s the way I was raised. So that will always be a priority. But I have to work, like everyone else, so I will find a way to balance.”
Penelope debuted her slim-down body in a Temperly London gown last week for the movie’s premiere.
Her husband, Javier Bardem, is also in the movie with Penelope but the couple don’t share any scenes together, “unfortunately” Bardem said.
Of her post-baby weight loss, Penelope insisted that there wasn’t a fad diet, or daily workout that has helped her shed the excess pounds.
Because the actress said she has her children – son Leo and daughter Luna – to thank for getting her figure back.
When asked how she does it, she told E! News: “Just running after them, running after the kids, I think.”
Source: Entertainment Wise