Cruz, in control

After a run of unrewarding Hollywood roles, actress returns to the embrace of Almodóvar

Director Pedro Almodóvar is the reason Penélope Cruz decided to go into acting. After watching his comedy ‘‘Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down’’ as a teenager, Cruz says, ‘‘there was no one else I wanted to meet more than him in the world.’’
By Michelle Kung
Globe Correspondent / November 24, 2006

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NEW YORK -- When Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar first approached his friend and frequent muse Penélope Cruz about appearing in his noir-ish dramedy "Volver" five years ago, he told the petite actress he imagined her not as the tenacious widow Raimunda, but rather as her mousy daughter, Paula. By the time his script was complete, however, the Oscar-winning writer and ... (Full article: 1283 words)

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