Here’s what the 40-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On being tight lipped about her marriage to Javier Bardem: “That is for us.”
On her frequent collaborator Pedro Almodóvar, who directed five of her movies: “[He is] the biggest source of inspiration.”
On her life so far: “I’ve played a lot of tricks on myself. I’ve made it hard for me sometimes, especially in my teens and twenties. I had an attraction to drama. Most of us have that, especially if you are an artist— you feel like you are tempted to explore the darkness. I could not be less interested now. For me, the most attractive, charming, cool, fun, interesting thing—how could I call it? A plan.”
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