Penelope Cruz just spilled the beans about her gig as Laura Ferrari in the latest blockbuster, aptly titled “Ferrari.”
In a candid chat with Empire magazine, Penelope revealed that she shed some tears on set, sharing the screen with the dynamic duo of Shailene Woodley and Adam Driver.
Describing the ambiance in Laura’s bedroom, the actress with a penchant for action in “Desperado” confessed, “It was like a carnival of colors that were supposed to be all sunshine and rainbows, but to me, it felt like a party for one, and that one was sadness.”
“I started bawling my eyes out, realizing what it must be like for this woman stuck in that room, missing her kid, and reminiscing about the good old days with Enzo,” spilled the 49-year-old Cruz.
Adding a twist of humor, Penelope chuckled, “There was something in that room, and I’m pretty sure Michael [Mann, the director] felt it too. It was like the room had its own Netflix special, and we were all binge-watching emotions.”
The Spanish sensation highlighted, “For us, it was more than just a set; it was a rollercoaster of feelings.”
Delving into the motivation behind choosing the Laura character, Cruz spilled the beans, “During my research, people kept saying she was a recluse with mental gymnastics going on, hiding in her cocoon – basically, the Mad Hatter of the Ferrari world.”
With a sassy tone, she retorted, “But the more I read, the more I thought, ‘Hold on a minute!’ She’s not just the family’s best-kept secret; she’s the real MVP. Forget the cars; Laura’s the engine that keeps this family road trip going.”
In her parting shot, the actress declared, “She’s not crazy; she’s the unsung hero of the Ferrari saga. Move over, Enzo; Laura’s taking the wheel!”