Penelope to Go Bald
Penelope Cruz will go bald for her Spanish language film Ma Ma. In the film, the 41-year-old actress plays a gutsy mother from Madrid, who is battling breast cancer, reports a news portal. The actor appears bald as her character loses hair, before needing a mastectomy.
Talking about her role in an interview, she said that it is one of the most complex, most beautiful characters she has ever been offered and the most difficult one as well. Cruz revealed that she wasn’t self-conscious about her looks while filming Ma Ma. She said that it was very important to her to take risks and while filming she never worried if she looked beautiful, adding that it is a tribute to all women who face cancer. Cruz, who is married to Javier Bardem, has also produced the film. It’s her first as a producer and her first lead role in a Spanish-language film in five years.