Penélope Cruz, all about the mother

PORTRAIT – At 47, the Spanish actress owes her development to love and motherhood which she makes her priority in life and which she illustrates beautifully on screen with Madres paralelas, Almodóvar’s next film.

Some women seem to have been programmed to be mothers. If Penélope Cruz waited to marry her old accomplice, Javier Bardem, to become a mother at 37, her acting career, and in particular her link with Pedro Almodóvar, has often brought her back to motherhood.

From their first collaboration, in 1997, the filmmaker had her give birth on a bus to create the unforgettable opening scene ofBroken hugs. Two years later, he invited his new muse to join the cast of All about my mother. It was when this film was released that the idea of Madres paralelas was born. We were in New York when he first told me about a story about the meeting of two women in the delivery room and the inalienable bond forging between them. At the time, he was thinking of entrusting me with the role of the youngest, but as the years went by, I felt more and more connected with Janis, the eldest, whose profession of photographer and character interested me. Meanwhile,

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