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Penelope Cruz For the August 2008 Issue of W Magazine

Penelope Goes Black and White For W Magazine

Penelope Cruz showed off her pretty face and hot legs in an artsy photo shoot for the August issue of W Magazine. She's already having a busy summer working on Broken Embraces and will get back into promotional mode for next month's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, but she took a break to talk about her career, her dedication, and even a tiny bit about Javier. Here are highlights:

  • On practicing choreography for her upcoming film, The Nine: “In one day my hands were already peeling. When I saw that I said, you know, ‘This is happiness.’ Working with your body and sweating and bleeding.”
  • On her motto to always face her fears: "I’m very strict with that. I try not to run away from things because I’m scared of them. When you feel you have to say something to someone, and your heart starts going fast because it could be controversial, I always vote for saying it."
  • On Javier Bardem: “I think he’s the best actor alive. I think he has an amazing talent. I saw it in the very first scene we did together.”

To see what else Penelope said about her career and facing her inner demons, just


  • On her inner turmoil: “I’m always finding very tricky and hidden ways to sabotage any beautiful moment. And it’s something so internal that I don’t think even my friends or family can catch me doing it. But I catch myself doing it. I’ve had that battle since I was a little girl. It’s like, Uh-oh, here it is again, the monster! Go away and leave me alone!”
  • On her career: "Right now I feel ready to do one movie every year or two. One that I really feel 100 percent excited about. And then dedicate the other time to other things. Living, you know, life.”

Love that Penelope couldn't help but gush a little about her man, considering she's usually one to keep her personal life super private.

californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Sounds like a boring article to me. I don't know...there's something about Penelope Cruz that annoys me.
XpsX XpsX 9 years
she's gorgeous
Louie Louie 9 years
She's beautiful. I too miss models on magazine covers.
TheConsciousSnob TheConsciousSnob 9 years
Penelope is just pure glamour and beauty.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
she is seriously growing on my... i always thought selma hayek won the hotnwss debate... but idk....
poisonivy poisonivy 9 years
her lips look freshly injected, especially in the 2nd pic ;)
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I think she looks gorgeous on the cover, and I love her makeup. I don't understand how some people can find her ugly (i've heard comments from coworkers). They're insane! Too each his own I guess.
KatherineE KatherineE 9 years
I agree. Models should be on the covers of magazines. That is part of their job. And I don't like the excuse of, "models are too skinny." Whatever. 70%of the women in hollywood are probably the same size, just shorter. And I don't like all the celebrities being models for actual designers, either. that is so annoying.
leahtron leahtron 9 years
oooh i love her short hair!
mtothawhat mtothawhat 9 years
I LOVE her makeup here. She looks stunning!
tio tio 9 years
She looks beautiful on the cover. I think models aren't really on fashion magazines anymore because actresses,singers are more famous and have more fans.So more $$$.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
She is so beautiful!
lawladi lawladi 9 years
surprised . . . but she looks great
spicyaroma spicyaroma 9 years
she looks good!
naziazholesusuck naziazholesusuck 9 years
lOve her make-up!
insi insi 9 years
she's stunning
zawackirz zawackirz 9 years
She is absolutely gorgeous, I love her!
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
I was thinking the same thing in regards to the latest Elle edition w/ stinkin' Mariah gracing the cover. I love Penelope's doe eyes and pale pink lips on the cover.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
first picture is actually pretty the second one :cluck:
madchie madchie 9 years
wow she looks good. Z, models are amazing on magazine covers but I actually don't want to see their extra skinny bodies. They're like telling me " Stop eating three times a day you fat ass!". But of course I'm not talking about the healthy ones like Gisele..
Aquamarina Aquamarina 9 years
Penelope looks amazing and gorgeous the cover is GREAT!!!!
jaan_black jaan_black 9 years
eh, she looks ok
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Nice cover though.
tototee tototee 9 years
^^^ agreed..... but she does look stunning!
LolaDub LolaDub 9 years
me too z she looks pretty on the cover
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