Penélope Cruz cried after filming her first love scene at 18
Oscar-winning actress Penélope Cruz has revealed she was devastated after filming her first love scene aged 18, fearing she would never work again.
Cruz, 43, who appeared on the November cover of Esquire magazine, told the publication about her love scene for the 1992 film “Jamon Jamon.” The film also starred her future husband, Javier Bardem.
“I had a feeling that the movie (‘Jamon, Jamon’) was going to be special,” Cruz told Esquire. “I knew the script was good. I knew there was something very unique there. Even though I hadn’t seen many scripts before, it was so clear, it was so brave, so refreshing. And yes, it was very sexy.
She added: “I thought, ‘There’s a character there, there’s a style, the material is really good. Of course, I wasn’t looking forward to these scenes, but I did. Everyone was really respectful, aware that I was 18. I remember the last day of filming, I was crying and saying, ‘What if I never made a film again?’ The feeling was devastating. “Who knows when I will see these people again? Including Javier.
Bardem gave an interview last year to the publication and recalled “Jamon, Jamon.”
“There was an obvious chemistry between us,” Bardem said of Cruz. “I mean, it’s all there on film; it’s like a document of our passion. One day, we will have to show the children — imagine! “Mom, dad, what did you do together at the cinema? Well, my children, you should celebrate this movie because you are here because of it.