Penelope Cruz Honored at MoMa’s 2021 Film Benefit

On Tuesday night, the Museum of Modern Art’s 2021 Benefit Film, presented by Chanel, returned with a live show and celebration, reuniting New York cinema enthusiasts and glitterati for an Oscar-winning actor celebration Penelope Cruz. Just won the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in Pedro Almodovar‘S Parallel mothers, Cruz chats with friends Anne Hathaway and Diane Kruger, veteran Ricky Martinand funny people Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, and Kristen Wiig.

Cruz’s Vicky Christina Barcelona driver Rebecca Hall, Whose movie? Pass currently earning critical acclaim on the awards track, recalling her time on set with Cruz fondly. “First half [of filming] is the American part with all the American actors. This includes going to bed early and paying close attention to alcohol, going to the gym, and being deeply concerned about how much salt is in local dishes. Then in the second half, when the Spaniard showed up, things turned very different,” she said and laughed. My make-up time has turned into a fantasy wonderland of good food, good wine, and dancing. Dance a lot. And leading all these adventures is Penelope. It seems to be woven into her ethos as a performer that to act well, you have to live well. And I believe it’s because of her that the philosophy of that series has changed. We’d work harder during the week than exercise all over the weekend, even harder… With her on her turf, it felt like being in front of royalty. “

Singer-songwriter Rosalia is next, whispering about her childhood hero. “Penélope, you’re an icon, you’re a legend, and I don’t know how many times I’ve named you as a reference… I remember when my sister and I made mood boards and they I said, ‘Oh, remember when Penélope wore the wig, when was she blonde?’ And then, ‘Oh no, I don’t remember when she wore the dress, the red dress.’ We’ve been obsessed with you forever. And you’ve made it like being able to make it from where we came.”

Martin celebrates her charity and a pre-recorded clip from Lupita Nyong’o get audiences excited for their upcoming collaboration in the all-female spy epic in January, 355. Finally, Cruz took to the stage, recalling the day a video rental store came to her neighborhood. “My dad bought a Beta max and I applied for a membership card. I spent hours watching movies over and over, rewinding. Spanish movies, French movies, Italian movies, and of course, movies. , even American movies. I’m fascinated with Audrey [Hepburn], in Love pm. I cried like Meryl [Streep] had to make the most difficult decision. I was scared Jaw. I cried with Shirley MacLaine and Deborah Winger, and I learned some steps from john Travolta in Saturday night fever.“She also confessed to being the biggest Almodovar fan in the world.

When the applause for Cruz finally died down, the actor Riley Keough six-time Grammy Award-nominated nominees Giveon, who closed the night with a live performance that got the crowd to their feet before everyone mingled into the winter New York night.

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Aila Slisco is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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