Penelope Cruz not scared of ageing
Press Trust India Sunday, July 25, 2010 (London)
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz says she will never lie about her age to appear young.
The 36-year-old star, who married Javier Bardem recently in a private ceremony, feels strongly about the pressure on women to stay young forever; but feels getting old is not a bad thing.
“I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn. To take care of yourself and to feel comfortable in your skin is very beautiful,” the actress said.
The Spanish beauty, known for her role in movies like All About My Mother, Volver, Broken Embraces and Vicky, Christina, Barcelona, says while growing up she was very close to both of her grandmothers. “…they lived long into old age and they were always beautiful to me. They loved life and it showed in their faces. Of course, my face will change as I get older, but that’s OK. The people who love me love me for what I am. They love me for that mixture of things that makes anyone love another person, and those things will still be there when I am 40, 60 or 80.
“It’s a good thing to be old. Because when you get older, that means you haven’t died yet, right? And when I do get older, I want to have the grace to be proud of it, not to lie about it or try to fight it,” she said.