Age-aware Cruz will never lie about advancing years

Age-aware Cruz will never lie about advancing years

Penelope Cruz wants to embrace getting older and never wants to lie about her age.

The 36-year-old actress doesn’t want to give into the pressure in Hollywood of having surgery to stay looking young and is inspired by her grandparents’ attitude to old age.

She said: “I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it – women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn.

“I was very close to both of my grandmothers growing up – they lived long into old age and they were always beautiful to me. They loved life and it showed in their faces. Of course my face will change as I get older, but that’s OK. It’s a good thing to be old, because that means you haven’t died yet, right? And when I do get older, I want to have the grace to be proud of it, not to lie about it or try to fight it.”

And Penelope – who recently married Spanish actor Javier Bardem – insists the people closest to her in her life shouldn’t want her to change her appearance.

She added in an interview with You magazine: “The people who love me, love me for who I am. They love me for a mixture of things that makes anyone love another person, and those things will still be there when I am 40, 60 or 80.”

Although she has a super-slim figure, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ star admits she enjoys indulging in calorie-laden treats.

She revealed: “My favourite foods are bread and pasta, Coca-Cola and fried foods.”

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