Penelope Cruz on being a Gleek and having to pee in the sea on 'Pirates 4' -- EXCLUSIVE


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Penélope Cruz is a Gleek. The Spanish actress tells EW that she shares husband Javier Bardem’s love for Glee. Bardem is a huge fan of the Fox show who has expressed interesting in playing a guest role and Cruz admits that she too is a Gleek. “It’s actually the only thing that I watch on television,” she says.

Cruz won an Oscar nomination for her role in the musical Nine in 2009, and she admits the idea of following in the footsteps of fellow Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow and taking a part on the songs-stuffed TV sensation is appealing. “Gwyneth was amazing,” says Cruz. “She was so funny and she has such an amazing voice. And once you’ve done a musical you always want to do it again. I would love to do more musicals, in TV or film. Not on Broadway, because I’m not brave enough to do that yet. But I love musicals.”

Cruz also admitted that while filming the Rob Marshall-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides last year, the Oscar-winning actress was forced to pee in the ocean while filming in Puerto Rico. “Rob and Johnny [Depp] and Jerry Bruckheimer all really took care of me and made all the changes that were necessary to have total safety,” Cruz explained. “But they left Johnny and I on a deserted island with no bathrooms to do a helicopter shot. That for a pregnant woman can be a little bit of a problem. So for those few hours I had to keep going into the water every 15 minutes. [Laughs] That was one of those things that you remember forever.”

You can read more about Penélope Cruz, Pirates 4, and all the rest of the season’s upcoming cinematic treats in the new Summer Movie Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly.

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  • TQB

    Javier Bardem on Glee could potentially make me watch it. And I hate that show, so that’s saying something.

    • Boyet

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  • Tom Hanks

    I like Glee!

    I want to guest star on Modern Family!

  • Bob

    Roland has to sing at least once in the Dark Tower. Mabye something like ” Susan’s Ballad” or “Jake: What’s the Matter with Kids’ Today?”

    • BlackIrish4094

      He is a terrible choice for Roland, not sure what Ron Howard was thinking.

      • anen

        He is an AWESOME choice I can’t wait to see Javier Bardem as Roland Deschain!

  • kate

    Penelope “won an oscar nomination”? She actually WON an OSCAR, EW, for Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

    • WhiteLady

      They’re clearly referring to her as a musical actress! Read it again…

      • Banu

        Eso es falso, deberedas haberte ifmronado antes acerca de las criticas que obtuvo por Vicky Cristina Barcelona, y previamente en otros papeles impresionantes como en Donb4t Move, Volver y me1s actuales como en Broken Embraces(Los Abrazos Rotos) que la han situado en la cfaspide del cine. Antes de hablar sin saber, hay que informarse.

  • BlackIrish4094

    Give me a damn break. It wouldn’t surprise me if Glee gave her a guest spot but it would just cement it’s fastly sinking quality and pathetic guest casting / “tribute episodes”. What has happened to this once entertaining show?

  • tamika

    I want Sean Hayes to guest star.Maybe as one of Rachel’s dads.

  • Angelica

    Love Penelope – she’s so funny! A little dismayed she’s a fan of the pretentious Fishsticks, tho. But I guess that’s just a tribute to what a sweetheart Penelope is.

  • Shareem

    It says the oscar nomination was for her part in Nine….which is a musical. Which would be why it’s mentioned in this article that has to do with a musical tv show.

  • JJ

    Yeah another celebrity on Glee who can’t sing

    • champmav

      You know nothing about musicianship to make such an idiotic comment.

    • Fantasma

      - Thanks everyone. It relaly was a fun shoot, and I can’t wait to post the rest of them. I’m just wading through them at the moment and picking my faves to edit. So, Nick, there will be plenty more, hopefully in the next few days. Also, thanks dude for suggesting that location, it was perfection!January 24, 2010 12:21 pm

  • aaa

    Is it just me that thinks Javier and Penelope should play Santana’s parents in an episode? I think it’s about time to start meeting the parents of the glee kids.

    • Jorge

      Great idea!

    • anen

      Uhm no! parents? Please besides santana looks like a black-chinese so that won’t work; but could be adopted

      • SuperGas

        Yeah, Shayla hit the nail on the head. And with people, swag and coednfince and personality comes into it. It’s just one big mix-up. Now if they were all different but still looked the same, as in different types of girls but all one race, that’s a different story.

  • aussie dave

    This blog needs a scratching post, put the claws away. 1. Penelope’s voice was just fine in Nine. She’s not a singer but she can sing. 2. Jarvier & Penelope as Santanas parents is a brilliant call, seriously think about it – “Santana looks like a black chinese” – how rude. 3. Sean Hayes would be superb as 1 of Rachels dads, but Nathan Lane or Harvey Fierstein has to be the other 1.

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