The Spanish actress
, 46, recently confessed that after participating in the films 'Blow' and 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', she generated a peculiar taste for nicotine because the characters she gave life to had the custom of smoking.
Cruz told 'Stella' magazine that there was a time when he used to smoke between seven and eight cigarettes a day, a habit that certainly contrasted with the healthy lifestyle he usually leads.
"I do not drink, I do not smoke and I eat very healthy. I have always taken good care of myself and have maintained a healthy lifestyle," the actress told the aforementioned media.
Penelope also commented on the reason she quit smoking, "I've never drank alcohol, but I smoked for a few years because one of my characters did. I quit when I decided I was going to be a mother."
According to the
the Spanish woman smoked on the big screen for the first time in the tape 'Blow', where she shared credits with
In the film, she played the wife of cocaine dealer
In 2008 she returned to take the role of a woman who was addicted to nicotine in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', a film directed by
This film, in which she was next to
is very important in Cruz's life, as it earned her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and it was during her filming that the spark of love emerged between her and Bardem.
In 2010, Cruz and Javier got married and in 2011, when she had already stopped smoking, her son
Two years later they welcomed
Since then Penelope Cruz has maintained her healthy lifestyle, as she confessed during the interview published in 'Stella', "I try to sleep eight hours if I can, and I have recently started to meditate again, which really helps me appreciate the present moment. Just as the gym works the body, meditation allows you to calm the mind. Practicing it daily improves my ability to relax. "
In 2018, the Spanish woman again played a character who smoked, it was Donatella Versace in the television series 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story', and although in several scenes she was seen with a cigarette in her hand, the
assures that he never inhaled them.
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