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
Michael Fassbender and Penelope Cruz participate in a sex scene in Ridley Scott’s new film, “The Counselor,” and in a new interview with E! Online, Fassbender confirms that the pretend intercourse was as uncomfortable as one might imagine.
“It’s always a bit awkward, really. Doing scenes like that, especially cause Javier [Bardem] was sitting at the end of the bed. That was really weird,” Fassbender joked to the network. (Bardem and Cruz are married.) “You just wanna make sure that the other person is comfortable and that the other person doesn’t feel like you’re taking advantage of any situation. And then to just try and feel safe with one another really and then you can really hopefully sell what needs to be sold.”
In the new film, which is based on an original script by Cormac McCarthy, Fassbender plays a lawyer who gets caught up in the drug trade (Cruz, Bardem, Brad Pitt and Cameron Diaz round out the all-star cast). “The Counselor” is out in theaters on Oct. 25, giving Fassbender two high-profile releases in the month of October (the other being “12 Years A Slave”).
“I thought it was a beautiful piece of work,” Fassbender said of “12 Years A Slave,” his main Oscar contender in 2013. “Steve has really done a master work. Whatever happens after that is a bonus.”
Source: Huffington Post
Elle, the world’s largest fashion magazine, will celebrate the 20th annual “Women in Hollywood” event on Monday, October 21 at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Hotel.
Honorees include Academy Award winners Penélope Cruz, Reese Witherspoon and Marion Cotillard, as well as many of today’s acclaimed women in film, including Naomie Harris, Melissa McCarthy, and Nancy Meyers.
Emerging actress Shailene Woodley will receive the Calvin Klein Collection Emerging Star Spotlight Award, and “Superman Returns” star Eva Marie Saint will be presented the L’Oréal Paris Legend Award.
Elle Editor-in-Chief Robbie Myers said, “The longevity of this annual celebratory event is a testament to the remarkable women we honor who have been setting an example in the entertainment industry with their brilliant work. We’re proud to continue championing these illustrious women in the years to come.”
Last year’s “Women in Hollywood” honorees included Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning, Shirley MacLaine, Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Octavia Spencer, Uma Thurman, Emma Watson and Kristen Wiig.
Source: Extra TV
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