Penelope Cruz looks typically gorgeous on the cover of W magazine’s September 2012 issue, donning a Givenchy turtleneck and Yves Saint Laurent gloves. Inside the magazine, Penelope discusses her first audition and the key to doing comedy.
On her first audition: “It was for the woman who became my manager and still works with me. She was testing around 300 actors. I was 14 years old, and she had me read a scene from Casablanca, which is impossible to do when you are that age. But my manager asked me if I wanted to work with her, and she sent me on some castings. When I was 16, I got Jamón, Jamón. Of course, I had to lie about my age. And I had to lie to my parents about the content of the script.”
On doing comedy: “I don’t play comedy as comedy. That would be the biggest trap. I think about the characters and their situations. Then you don’t have to worry where the laugh is going to be. But comedy is harder than drama.”
Also inside the September 2012 issue: a fall fashion rundown. For more, pick up the issue when it arrives on newsstands or head to WMagazine.com.