Almodovar snubs muse Cruz for new movie
Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has shunned his muse Penelope Cruz for his first foray into horror - because he couldn't envision the Spanish beauty in the project.
He explains, "(It) will be close to a horror film, which was something I really wanted to do as I had never made one, but I will not respect any rules of the genre."
Almodovar admits he has been struggling with the script, but he won't turn to his favourite leading lady Cruz this time around: "If I can finally shoot it, it's because I have been able to solve the huge problems I had with the adaptation. I am stubborn and I could not abandon this story... The more I developed the story, the less I saw her (Cruz) in the role. But it's not important at all. I see her again in many more roles."
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