Featured Article: Penélope Cruz for Marie Claire US February 2019


Penélope Cruz is the cover star of Marie Claire US’ latest issue, wearing Chanel and photographed by Nico Bustos (on newsstands January 10th).

Opening up to the magazine, Cruz shares how she places family above all, from the roles she chooses to filming schedules—and remains grounded in the life she’s built for herself. She goes on to share what surprised her about motherhood and how she’s fighting to extend the Time’s Up movement beyond Hollywood.

Next month, she stars in the thriller ‘Everybody Knows‘ alongside her husband, Javier Bardem.

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 what 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.” Image courtesy of Marie Claire. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Hailee Steinfeld, here to view 2017 cover featuring Claire Danes, here to view 2016 cover featuring Chloë Grace Moretz, here to view 2014 cover featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, here to view 2014 cover featuring Drew Barrymore, here to view 2012 cover featuring Heidi Klum, here to view last year covers featuring Christina Aguilera, here for 2011 cover with Michelle Williams, and here for 2010 cover also with Christina Aguilera.

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