Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Discuss “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona”

Who Has Better English Penelope Cruz or Javier Bardem?

Here are two videos – one of Penelope Cruz and one of Javier Bardem.  They are discussing “Volver” and “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona”.   Listen and answer as many of the questions as possible.  Don’t worry if some parts of the interview are difficult to understand; we’ll talk about them in class.

Penelope Cruz:
(Starting at 30 seconds)

1. Does Pe like to hear the “praise” (positive comments)?

2. How many movies has she done?

3. What does she say about “the ego”?

4. What does Pe say about the “working class” or “poor people” in the film?

5. What is her opinion about the woman she played?

6. Who do people compare Pe to?  How does she feel about this?

7. What does Pe say about “cleaning bathrooms”?

(Starting at 30 seconds)

1. What do the interviewer and Javier say about “closing your eyes”?

2. According to Javier, what gifts does Woody Allen have?

3. Where does he say Woody got his talents?

4. He sees the films as a choice between “passion and _____ _____”.

5. How does Javier describe working on a Woody Allen film?

6. What did Javier think about the red shirt (initially)?

7. What has Javier studied besides acting?


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