It seems Penelope Cruz had the best of both worlds filming Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona as she got hot and heavy with real-life beau, Javier Bardem, and screen siren Scarlett Johansson.
While relationship questions regarding Bardem were off-limits at the film’s Los Angeles press day over the weekend, Cruz (who also brought her big dog to the interviews) admitted that kissing Johansson wasn’t anything special.
“We didn’t talk about it much, then Woody told us how the shot was going to be, but Scarlett and I don’t have any funny stories to tell about it,” Cruz said. “It felt [like] nothing, nothing happened.”
Scarlett, on the other hand, seemed to prefer her girl-on-girl smooch to kissing Bardem.
“Well, Javier was hairier,” she admitted when asked whether kissing Bardem or Cruz was more pleasurable. “I understand the hype around it, but I think it’s just because people are so conservative.”
But Javier was a little less comfortable articulating his thoughts on love and women (or perhaps he was just over-protective, as he’s dating Cruz in real life). Bardem even had a few reporters booted from his press room for daring to go there.
Back to Cruz, the sexy starlet is ready to professionally move beyond the realm of acting.
“For 17 years I danced; I wanted to be a ballerina and I left it for this. Now I’m going to do a musical, so there I get to use my skills from all those years,” she said, adding that she is undergoing vocal training so her singing skills are also up to scratch.
The star-studded threesome reportedly partied up at Whiskey Blue in Westwood following their film’s premiere on Monday night. We’re told Cruz devoted more attention to her BFF Salma Hayek than to Bardem, but the two apparently did sneak away from the soiree together.