BANG! NEWS – Penelope Cruz admitted she feels “uncomfortable” when she’s called beautiful.
The Vicky Cristina Barcelona actress – who has Luna, six, and Leo, nine, with her husband Javier Bardem – doesn’t like having attention drawn to her looks or having to think about her appearance.
Asked how she feels when she’s described as beautiful, she told Red magazine, “Uncomfortable. I don’t think of myself in those terms. “
But the 46-year-old star admitted she feels much more confident about her appearance now than she did when she was younger.She said, “I was not too confident about my looks but I didn’t grow up too focussed on them.
“I wouldn’t change the way I feel now for the way I felt when I was 20. There were some insecurities about things that you later realise are not important.”
Penelope values compliments that come from her children far more than any others because she knows they are genuine.
Explaining why they mean so much to her, she explained, “Because you know they are telling the truth.”