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Penelope Terrified by Volver

Penelope may have already been in 35 movies, but that didn't stop her from breaking down before she started shooting Volver. What got so Penelope down? Here's more:

''The day before we started shooting, I was crying in my bed from terror. The night before, I called all my family, just to cry with somebody on the phone. And they were saying, 'How can you be scared? You've done 35 movies!' I said, 'This is different.' This is the most complex, emotionally demanding character I've played. I knew the responsibility Pedro [Almodóvar , Volver's writer-director] was giving me, and I didn't want to disappoint him.''

Looks like she pulled it together because the film has received great buzz and recognition internationally. It comes out in the states this November. She showed no sign of terror at all the Volver premieres. Check out some more pics of Penelope at the opening night of Chicago in NYC; just


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sanD13 sanD13 9 years
I'm guessing the reason she isn't very popular on this site is bc no one's watched her Spanish movies. She's collaborated with Almodovar a few times and they've made good movies together. Almodovar makes very good interesting Spanish movies, which is why its safe to say he's Spain's biggest director.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
She could write a book called Homewrecking 101.
mar mar 9 years
she has an interesting look, I think she is beautiful, but many others do not
peepshow peepshow 9 years
What else has this Pedro Alamodazor (or whatever) done? I don't recognize his name.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Too much makeup...ugh!
sashak sashak 9 years
Can you say over-rated? i cannot stand her
PeachesAmy PeachesAmy 9 years
holy eyeliner!
2hot4u 2hot4u 9 years
I think shes beautiful and I like her as an actress. I too am wondering when this hits the states. She does have a bit too much eye makeup going on.
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 9 years
i think she looks pretty here! that is odd for me, it almost makes my mouth tingle...
Sica Sica 9 years
I can't like her. Sorry, I just can't.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
"great actress"? I don't think she's earned the "great." She's a good actress, absolutely, but she's really not anything spectacular compared to some of the powerhouses out there. And I just want to tell her to shut up.
nikki441 nikki441 9 years
Penelope is a great actress you guys, there is more to talent and making movies than looks
sanD13 sanD13 9 years
Its not her accent thats annoying, its her voice. Same thing with Heidi Klum. Does anyone know when Volver hits LA? I can't wait to see it.
sjpwannabe sjpwannabe 9 years
i think she plays for both teams
druscilla druscilla 9 years
I'm sorry but I find her fugly.It has something to do with her nose being way to close in proximity to her top lip.There's an ick factor there for me.She's not the prettiest woman in Hollywood.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Ugh, shut up already Penelope. No one knows what the hell your talking about and quit that fake azz accent.
hana7778 hana7778 9 years
She's pretty but not anything spectacular, in my opinion. Its her annoying accent that kills it for me. I know thats mean, and normally I think accents are endearing, but hers is like nails on a chalkboard.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Def to much dark around the eyes ~ Take a peek at these Baby Sets http://teamsugar.com/user/t0xxic/blog/23767 and then scurry over to my poll and vote for your favorite! ~
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
p.s. bell--I don't think it's the smokiness as much as it is the "catlikeness"...ya know? it's much too much.
merryunbirthday merryunbirthday 9 years
I thought she was beautiful in "All The Pretty Horses"...but, after Tom Cruise, you're right...she kinda went downhill or something. Same with Nicole Kidman:-( I hate to say...
bellstar bellstar 9 years
The smokey eye thing doesn't suit her at all.
Faye16 Faye16 9 years
Ew @ the eye makeup and hair.
BlackBarbie21 BlackBarbie21 9 years
can you all PLEASE explain to me why she is called "gorgeous" by so many people!?!? This bitch is ugly.
team_aspartame team_aspartame 9 years
I never thought she was pretty but i think she looks pretty in this pic maybe its all the :jawdrop: makeup... hehe ___________________________________________________ Who are YOUR fantasy 5?? http://teamsugar.com/user/team_aspartame/blog/23215
Ginger Ginger 9 years
I'm terrified by this photo.
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