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Penelope Cruz Reveals Why She Doesn't Want to Work with Husband Javier Bardem on Every Movie

Penelope Cruz Reveals Why She Doesn't Want to Work with Husband Javier Bardem on Every Movie

Penelope Cruz is looking stunning on the cover of Marie Claire’s February 2019 issue, on newsstands January 10.

Here’s what the American Crime Story star had to share with the mag…

On what surprised her about motherhood: “It’s the thing that make me the happiest. But there are a lot of things that have surprised me about it. It’s like a revolution inside you – a very animal-like one. The whole world looks different. You’ll never think of yourself first again, and I think that’s a very good thing. It happens in a second.”

On husband and frequent co-star, Javier Bardem: “Obviously we can’t choose parts just for logistical reasons, like ‘Oh let’s work together because it’s easier.’ No. In fact, it’s not something we want to do that often, partly out of desire to protect what we have. On the one hand, it’s easier because you know that person, he knows you, and the way you work is very similar. On the other hand, the idea of it happening every year is very scary. I think it’s better for it to just be once in a while, even though they’ve been very good experiences.”

On extending her work with Time’s Up beyond Hollywood: “A teacher or a doctor, they’re not going to get a microphone and somebody asking them: ‘What’s your situation? Are you suffering these things? So, it’s important to me to make clear that I’m not just talking about our industry. It affects women in all industries and every single country, and I speak for them, the ones that are never going to be asked that question. It’s good to remember that men can victims of this too. This can’t be about more division. If we don’t do this together, it’s useless.”

For more from Penelope, visit MarieClaire.com.

FYI: Penelope is wearing a Chanel jacket and Atelier Swarovski by Penélope Cruz ring on the cover.

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Credit: Nico Bustos/Marie Claire
Posted to: Javier Bardem, Magazine, Penelope Cruz

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