Penelope Cruz: Playing a 'Liar and Manipulator' is 'Liberating'

May 10, 2011 By:
Penelope Cruz: Playing a 'Liar and Manipulator' is 'Liberating'

A new mom and devoted wife, Penelope Cruz has settled down nicely. But it’s always fun to take a break from the ordinary, and Cruz thoroughly enjoyed that break in her new role.

At the Pirates of the Caribbean premiere, Cruz told Hollyscoop, “Who doesn’t love playing the role of a pirate who is such a liar and manipulator? I think its wrong to in lie in life but when you get a free day to do something like what I did in this movie, with this character, it’s a liberation.”

Her liberation is going to be our entertainment, but it didn’t come easy. Penelope trained for months, explaining:

“It has been an amazing experience, two months of work, two months of learning to use the swords and six months of traveling around the world with great company such as Rob and Johnny and the rest of the crew.”

And speaking of Johnny Depp, Cruz also told us he was a “great, amazing human being.”

We can’t wait to see Penelope as a deceitful but adorable pirate!