Penelope Cruz - Penelope Cruz is an 'expert' at hiding fears

Penelope Cruz has ''become an expert at hiding'' her fears.

The 39-year-old actress often feels threatened by ''crazy'' things, which trigger anxiety and agitation, but she's been suffering with phobias for so long she's learnt how to conceal them.

She said: ''I have so many fears. I have become an expert at hiding them but I am so full of them. I'm not giving you examples because they are all so crazy.

''Everybody thinks I'm so centred and relaxed but it's so opposite to what goes on inside me. But I've been working on it all my life, so it gets better.''

'The Counsellor' star now has to deal with the pressures of motherhood since welcoming her children, two-year-old son Leonardo and five-month-old daughter Luna, into the world with her husband Javier Bardem.

However, despite only getting ''not even three'' hours sleep a night, the brunette beauty insists the joy she gets from being a mother makes it all worthwhile.

She explained: ''I don't mind. It fills you so much it doesn't matter that you're always exhausted. It gives you so much happiness. You want to enjoy every second.''

Meanwhile, Penelope - who married Javier in July 2010 - decided to cut back on the amount of time she was spending on film sets six years ago in order to start a family and raise her children herself.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: ''I was going from set to set.

''I was never in my house and I didn't have a life ... You need to have time for your own life and as a mother that changes even more.

''Family is the most important thing for me ... and if you have children you want to raise them yourself.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Penelope Cruz - Javier Bardem


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Penelope Cruz Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Penelope Cruz

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All