Penelope Cruz covers Harpers Bazaar’s May 2012 and she was photographed by the creeper McCreeperton Terry Richardson. Yes, magazines are still loving Ter Bear.
While the interview doesn’t reveal much, we can see that Pene is loving life.
Check out the highlights below via Harpers Bazaar:
ON HER RED CARPET STYLE:
“All I look for is to be able to breathe!”
“One thing that I am proud of: I am really capable of laughing at myself,” she says. She’s bossy too. “I think you want a Coke, right,” she says, which means she wants a Coke. “And you definitely want more turkey bacon.”
ON WOODY ALLEN:
“I love being around Woody. Watching him direct, and sometimes,” she whispers, “he falls asleep while they are lighting the next shot. I take pictures of him because he picks the strangest positions. I always think he is going to fall off his chair.” But it’s when he’s awake that Penélope says she loves Allen the most: “That whole shoot I laughed so hard.”
ON WHY SHE’LL WORK LESS WHEN SHE BECOMES A MAMA:
“Maybe I’ll make one movie a year, maybe two, but it’s not going to be more than that because I have other priorities now.”
ON WHY SHE MIGHT MOVE OUT OF LA:
“When I come here now, I have so many memories,” Penélope says. “Some of them good, some of them not so good. I have lived beautiful moments here, but I don’t want to live here. It is not the place where I want to raise my kids.” Ask about Leonardo and she gives a diplomatic smile and declines to elaborate. “I talk about him all day long, even to strangers in the street; it is my favorite subject! But, you know; this is my job.”
ON BEING THE FACE OF LANCOMES TRESOR:
“It was actually my first perfume,” she says. Penélope’s mother, who ran a beauty salon in Madrid, gave her the scent in her teens, and she always returns to it. “It’s a real history,” she says, “real memories that are related to this scent. It’s funny, after over 20 years….” Of working with the brand, she adds, “You arrive in this Lancôme world, and everything is full of white flowers, and everything smells good. You feel like you are walking on clouds, and then,” she says laughing, “you go home.”
ON HOW HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS WOULD DESCRIBE HER:
“Stubborn. Even my mother would say that as the first word!” She would describe herself as “persistent. It is my best friend and my worst enemy. And I don’t just mean fighting for something related to work; it could be anything. I have a strong personality, and I say what I think. I think I’ve been better about being a little more flexible.” Tell her she’s a no-bulls–t girl and she grins broadly. “That is the best compliment you can give me!”
ON MERYL STREEP:
“When I first started watching movies and I saw Meryl’s work, that’s when I became obsessed with acting. Now I kiss her whenever I see her! She must think I’m crazy.” She recalls a magazine shoot they did together a few years ago for the AIDS charity (RED). “As soon as she got to the set, I had to sit topless on top of her. It was the most interesting love scene I’ve ever done.”
Gotta love Pene. I’m so happy she escaped the wrath of Scientol-Tom, but I would be interested to see how much he paid her off to NOT talk about his wiggity wackness. At any rate, Pene’s hair looks fab curly.