The Spanish actress said that because of one of the first characters she played in the cinema, she became a smoker, but that she was finally able to control her vice.
Hollywood gave Penelope Cruz a career of international fame. And also an addiction. This was revealed by herself in a recent interview with the magazine Stella Magazine.
In a report, the Spanish actress revealed that, for many years, she was addicted to cigarettes, a habit that she acquired from one of her characters in a movie.
According to him, in 2001 for his character in the film Blow, In which he shared a cast with Johnny Depp, he had to smoke, and a lot, because his role as Mirtha Jung, a young partner of the drug dealer who played Depp, required it.
From there, Penelope assures that she became addicted to nicotine. Something that was accentuated when, in 2008, for his character of María Elena in the Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina BarcelonaShe also had to play a smoker, something that was already out of fiction.
The actress said that, although every so often she tried to quit the tobacco habit, it cost her horrors and continued with the habit of smoking about 10 cigarettes per day. The cinema brought him success but also, because of the movies, he acquired the vice of smoking.
Faced with this, Penelope also assures that her addiction to nicotine was seriously considered in 2010, when, together with her partner Javier Bardem, they decided to have a child.
Leo was born in 2001, the couple’s first child. And with it came the end of the cigarette for Penelope. In 2013, the second daughter of the actress and Bardem, Luna, was born. And the priorities and habits changed completely.
How do i do it? cross set out to lead a healthy life And he added great willpower, as well as meditation, to be able to quit smoking. “I have always taken good care of myself and have maintained a healthy lifestyle, with food, exercise and balance of body and mind, with meditation,” he said.
Now that addictions are behind us, the actress is focused on her work. One of his new films, The 355, expects its premiere on January 15, 2021.
In this film, an action thriller, the Spaniard shares a cast with four other actresses, like her, who are the most sought-after of the moment: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing.
Directed by Simon Kinberg, the actresses play five spies of different nationalities, each with great abilities, who team up to stop a group of mercenaries who have in their possession a top-secret weapon that would put humanity at risk.
CIA agent Mace Brown (Chastain) summons her German colleague Marie (Kruger), British M16 member Khadijah (Nyong’o) and IT specialist, the mysterious Lin Mi Sheng (Bingbing), from China and to the Colombian psychologist Graciela, role in charge of Cruz, for the dangerous mission.
The cast of this new international production is completed by Sebastian Stan, Edgar Ramírez, Jason Wong, Leo Staar and Francisco Labbe, among others, it will be one of the first Hollywood premieres next year.
Penelope has also just finished filming Official competition, along with Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez, directed by Argentines Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat and has three other projects underway.