Penelope Cruz: Women Can Be Happy Without Children, Too

According to celebrity mom Penelope Cruz, happiness for women isn’t necessarily defined by motherhood. The Spanish actress says that women who chose not to have children can be completely satisfied with their lives, too. She talks about it in an interview with the Guardian Newspaper, as well as about the character in her new film, Venuto el Mondo. She says:

On her character “I think this movie is homage to all women, a homage to motherhood. It’s a homage to that relationship of mother and child. A woman that doesn’t want children obviously can be happy without children. But one that wants to have children that much … it’s very difficult for her to be happy. Of course I understood all that before I became a mother. But after you give birth you understand in a much deeper way what Gemma was missing.”

Interacting with set babies while she was still nursing: “Some of these babies were only a week old. And so they were smelling me and that made them want to eat. But I was playing a woman who couldn’t feed because she hadn’t given birth! That created a very strange but alive dynamic between me and those babies. You cannot learn something like that. And this film is full of moments that could not be planned.”

On life as a working mother: “More and more I try to be more picky with my selection. I am now able to choose the work I do, which I don’t take for granted.”


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