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‘Parallel Mothers' Star Penélope Cruz On Working With Pedro Almodóvar And His Huge Influence On Her Career By “Pushing Me To Try To Become An Actress”

3 monthes ago   |   By Deadline

Penélope Cruz is running late. It's lunchtime in Madrid, but she hasn't had time to eat, so she excuses herself as she nibbles on a slice of jamón. “I need to eat something or my blood sugar goes down,” she says apologetically. Christmas is days away, but before she can even think about enjoying the...
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Directing Is a Hostage Negotiation With Reality”: Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Guillermo del Toro and the THR Director Roundtable

Directing Is a Hostage Negotiation With Reality”: Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Guillermo del Toro and the THR Director Roundtable

3 monthes ago   |   By Up Worthy

Kenneth Branagh, Asghar Farhadi and Reinaldo Marcus Green also discuss how rushing can lead to accidents on sets, the pressure to create theater-worthy films and the pain of writing personal...
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Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz on Pain, Friendship and Sexy Mothers

3 monthes ago   |   By The Wrap

This story about Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz first appeared in the Awards Preview issue of TheWrap's awards magazine.
When he started making movies in Spain in the 1980s, Pedro Almodóvar had a problem: The mothers he saw in Spanish movies just weren't sexy enough. “There was no tradition of showing attractive housewives,” he said. “The housewives and mothers, they had nothing to do with sex. But I wanted to imitate the Italian way - I was thinking of Sophia Loren and Anna Magnani because they were gorgeous, they were desirable and they were mothers, too.”
And Almodóvar also had a...
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