Penelope Cruz stars in different movies alongside her husband Javier Bardem, but it's not something she wants to do anymore.
Cruz revealed they want to "protect" their relationship, which is why they don't always want to work together. In her cover story for Marie Claire's February issue, the American Crime Story star opens up about her family, explaining why she only wants to work with Bardem "once in a while."
“Obviously we can’t choose parts just for logistical reasons, like ‘Oh let’s work together because it’s easier.’ No. In fact, it’s not something we want to do that often, partly out of desire to protect what we have." Cruz added, "on the one hand, it’s easier because you know that person, he knows you, and the way you work is very similar. On the other hand, the idea of it happening every year is very scary. I think it’s better for it to just be once in a while, even though they’ve been very good experiences.”
“If we do work together we wouldn’t want to always play a couple," she says. "For instance, in Everybody Knows, they have a past, but they’re not together. In Loving Pablo they are, but then they’re also a very different couple, which helps.”
Here are some of the movies they have worked together:
Vicky Cristina Barcelona