Fact: Filmmaker Rob Marshall is set to be honoured with the Casting Society of America's New York Apple Award. The director will be presented with the accolade, which recognises those who have made special contributions to the New York entertainment industry, at the 30th annual Artios Awards in January (15).
Quote: "I am completely surprised and elated. (Director) Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy." Penelope Cruz is looking forward to the 82nd Annual Academy Awards next month (07Mar10) after receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her song and dance role in movie musical NINE.
Quote: "She does some rope work in one number... and she didn't want to wear gloves, so she was developing calluses and then they were bleeding. Daniel Day-Lewis called her a warrior, and she really is." Director Rob Marshall was amazed with NINE star Penelope Cruz's work ethic on the set of the musical.
Quote: "She auditioned for the role... She sent us a video, a scene where she wears only a sheet. Very sexy. No one looks better in a sheet than Penelope Cruz." Moviemaker Rob Marshall on how the Spanish stunner won the role of Carla in the musical Nine.