Penelope Cruz covers Vogue's June issue and inside she talks breaking down barriers as a Spanish-born actress, her past as a cat lady and the new "Pirates" flick.
Here are a handful of our favorite excerpts from the article:
On her post-Oscars ritual:
When it was over, she headed over to In-N-Out Burger, still wrapped in her vintage white Balmain gown. "You have to remove the tight dress to eat a Double Double monster cheeseburger with everything on it," she says.The post-Oscar In-N-Out burger has become a ritual. It's happened after each of her nominations--the hungry Spanish bombshell at the drive-through.
To date, Cruz hasn't talked at all about her son in public. But it's clear his impact is profound. "From the first second, you feel so much love," she says. "It is a revolutionary experience. That's the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment--when you see that face, you are transformed forever."
On her love of Karaoke:
She adores it the way a first-grader adores a golden-retriever puppy--in an unself-conscious, non-ironic way. She will sing "Hollaback Girl," by Gwen Stefani, and, if she is so compelled, "Without Me," by Eminem. (Opening lyrics: "Two trailer-park girls go round the outside/Round the outside/Round the outside.") Karaoke is a non-negotiable part of the Penélope Cruz experience. "I've gone to karaoke bars in almost every city I have been to," she says. "Every time I am on a movie location, we find a karaoke bar and take the crew."