Yohana Cobo

1, – Penelope Cruz, Volver, Spain, 2005. Seven years before Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar told Penélope Cruz he had the perfect role for her: a woman married to an abusive loser who molests their teenage daughter. She would be the  daughter. He then went  off to become one of the world’s great film-makers, while Cruz made much Hollywood twaddle not helped by her Tom Cruise affair. Pedro called again and now she, and not Cobo, would be the mother: Raimunda, sexy, tough, mendacious, vulnerable, melodramatic a la Cardinale, Loren, Magnani. With  a fake “ample arse to help you be grounded.”


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