Penelope Cruz says woman should age gracefully

Updated: 2011-05-20 11:05


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Penelope Cruz says woman should age gracefully

Penelope Cruz wants to "slap" women who worry about getting old.

The 37-year-old actress - who gave birth to her first child Leo with her husband Javier Bardem in January - can't wait to have wrinkles because she believes they tell a person's life story.

She said: "When I hear a woman who is in her early 30s is worrying about growing old, I just want to slap her.

"When I'm 80, I want to look in the mirror and see an 80-year-old woman. My grandmother had so many wrinkles and every wrinkle told a story. I want to experience every year of my life for what it is. It doesn't mean I am against somebody who does a little retouch or [has] plastic surgery. I don't judge people who do it. I just don't like how women complain about growing old."

Family is clearly very important to Penelope who is current starring in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' with Johnny Depp and she revealed she turned to her younger sister Monica for help when her baby bump got in the way of shooting stunts.

She added: "My sister is actually a very good sword fighter because she had done this before in a film and she was very gracious to help me out with the sword fighting scenes in London when I became rounder."


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