Penelope Cruz Is Anti-LA

May 22nd, 2006 // 8 Comments

Penelope voices what many have whispered about over the years. Hollywood is one scary ass place.

Spanish beauty Penelope Cruz refuses to leave Europe to live in Los Angeles because she fears Hollywood could transform her personality. The actress spent a lot of time in the United States during her two-and-half-year romance with Tom Cruise but is now enjoying a trans-Atlantic relationship with her Sahara co-star Matthew McConaughey.

She says, “I feel very grateful for the opportunities they are giving me there (Hollywood) also, but I always work there as a European actress that is also working in America, because that’s the way to protect myself from the negative things from that industry. There are a lot of positive things (but) there are always things that are dangerous, maybe even more for a woman.”

She added, “I always go away to shoot there or to spend time there, knowing when I am coming back (to Europe). And that’s a way to protect myself and to really be where I am instead of being there pretending to be something else.”

More photos of Penelope Cruz from Cannes, after the jump.

Penelope Cruz Distances Herself From Hollywood [Starpulse]

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. Whatsthatsmellycelebthinking

    INSECURE!!SHES ALREADY A STAR,AND IF SHE WANTS TO STAY GROUNDED,STAY AT HOME!!IT’S SHOWBIZZ,PEOPLE ENJOY THE FAKE THATS WHY THEY WANNE KNOW ABOUT THE PRIVATE.IF MORE PEEP WOULD B MORE REAL,THEN THEY WOULD B MORE PRIVATE IN PRIVATE CUZ WE SAW IT ALL ALREADY.MY GOD WHAT AM I TALKING ITS ALL FUCKED ANYWAY.I NEED TO DIGG UP MY TOY BOX!!

    WRITTEN BY DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE!

    PS ONE OF THE 4!!

  2. Kris

    What a dopey thing to say. So, IOW, she has no spine. So, it’s okay to be in Hollywood for the $$$ and exposure but after she’s used it for all she can get it’s back home. Methinks America just doesn’t kiss her butt enough and that’s why she leaves.
    Poor Matt – those camping trips he took with her musta be hell.

  3. lulu

    oh, come on. Is it so hard to believe that not everybody in this world enjoys the american and the Hollywood style of living and thinking? I you ever had bothered to travel outside the borders of your country you might understand why.
    Penelope is a sophisticated european, why should she live and rot in that ridiculous place (Hwood)?

  4. SickOfHollywood

    ok, the real question should be “Does anyone care”. I mean seriously, Penelope Cruz? She can’t even speak passable English and she’s a horrible actress. I say, “Stay in Europe, biatch” and give us back Matthew. Can’t have it all.

  5. Audacte

    Calm down everyone… she isn’t trashing America or the American fans. She is saying that prolonged exposure to the insanity that is known as Hollywood isn’t good for one’s perspective. Now, admit it… Hollywood is crazy; completely self-absorbed; one long whisper about how a person’s natural looks aren’t good enough and, honestly, magnifies anyone’s insecurities unless they have another perspective they can use. (Please do not start taking shots at the following names I am going to list… just focus on the message.) Now, take a look at how many of the actors or established stars do not live in Hollywood… DeNiro, Streep, Newman, Depp.. or have multiple homes so they can get away from Hollywood… Willis, Moore, Pitt/Jolie, Kidman, Damon, Affleck, Clooney, Cruise, blahblahblah. She isn’t saying anything that the others aren’t actually doing too… cut her some slack. Personally, I also think it takes some spine to call Hollywood what it is: a cesspool surrounded by fun-house mirrors.

  6. kikichanelconspiracy

    Yeah, I have to agree with her. Cut her some slack, she said upfront that America/Hollywood has given her a lot of opportunities that she’s grateful for, it’s just not her kind of town.

    A lot of American actors don’t live in Hollywood because it’s just not their bag. Glenn Close, Gwyneth Paltrow (even though she’s a pretentious snot) and Sarah Jessica Parker are three more that come to mind.

    Whoa. I just defended Penelope Cruz. I feel so dirty.

  7. Thaddeus van Worthingheimer

    I agree with her. I hate Hollywood. Actually, I just hate the west coast in general.

  8. Anna

    I agree if Lulu and with Thaddeus van Worthingheimer!

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