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Penelope Cruz Covers 'W' Magazine September 2012

Penelope Cruz Covers 'W' Magazine September 2012

Penelope Cruz looks stunning on the cover of W Magazine‘s September 2012 issue.

Here is what the 38-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On her first audition: “It was for the woman who became my manager and still works with me. She was testing around 300 actors. I was 14 years old, and she had me read a scene from Casablanca, which is impossible to do when you are that age. But my manager asked me if I wanted to work with her, and she sent me on some castings. When I was 16, I got Jamón, Jamón. Of course, I had to lie about my age. And I had to lie to my parents about the content of the script.”

On the key to being funny: “I don’t play comedy as comedy. That would be the biggest trap. I think about the characters and their situations. Then you don’t have to worry where the laugh is going to be. But comedy is harder than drama.”

Pedro Almodovar on Penelope: “She would like to shoot the paparazzi who try to take [her son Leo's] picture. But seriously, I always knew Penélope would be an amazing mother. She has no fear of love. You can see that in her work.”

FYI: Penelope is wearing a Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci stretch wool turtleneck, Yves Saint Laurent gloves, and a Lynn Ban necklace on the cover.

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Photos: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Posted to: Magazine, Penelope Cruz

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  • Villain

    Most. Beautiful. Woman. Ever.

  • pickles

    I love her!

  • Hashim 100% Albanian

    She looks too emancipated. I prefer her sister’s photos with chains.

  • Ethan

    She is such a gifted actress. And being beautiful doesn’t hurt.

  • Jane Porter

    She is am award winning actress who came in on her own..made a lot of movies! Is beautiful and married to Javier…

  • KC

    Beautiful and Glamorous.

  • The Real Emma

    Who knew Penelope had freckles? Kudos to W magazine for leaving a tiny bit of reality on the page. Love her! Great actress.

  • NYC/devoted fan

    She can do no wrong.

  • Lola27

    Glad to see her on this cover & drop-dead beautiful AND talented, not a famewh*re – how refreshing.

    But WHAT the hell have they done to her nose and luscious lips there’s some seriously weird airbrushing going on here!! :o

  • Lauren

    She’s the best!

  • Real Spanish

    Another Spanish lady on the same day…cool.

  • Anne

    She’s gorgeous! Love her and love Spain!

  • Amber

    She is beautiful but why is she so photoshopped? Her nose and lips are… strange