Penelope Cruz Hides Her Fears

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"The Counselor" UK Special Screening - ArrivalsPENELOPE Cruz says she’s an “expert” at hiding her fears.

The actress often feels threatened by ”crazy” things, which trigger anxiety and agitation, but she’s been suffering with phobias for so long she’s learned how to conceal them.

“‘I have so many fears. I have become an expert at hiding them but I am so full of them. I’m not giving you examples because they are all so crazy,” she said.

”Everybody thinks I’m so centered and relaxed but it’s so opposite to what goes on inside me. But I’ve been working on it all my life, so it gets better.”

Cruz now has to deal with the pressures of motherhood since welcoming her children, two-year-old son Leonardo and five-month-old daughter Luna, into the world with her husband Javier Bardem.

However, despite only getting ”not even three” hours sleep a night, the sexy star insists the joy she gets from being a mother makes it all worthwhile.

“‘I don’t mind. It fills you so much it doesn’t matter that you’re always exhausted. It gives you so much happiness. You want to enjoy every second,” she said.

”Family is the most important thing for me … and if you have children you want to raise them yourself.”