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Penelope Cruz’s Driving Dilemma- From Ferrari Glam to Childhood Traffic Jams

In a recent ELLE interview, Penelope Cruz didn’t just spill the beans; she unveiled a whole Hollywood-sized pantry of life’s unexpected snacks. Among the treats? A fear of driving that even Ferrari ownership couldn’t race away.

Little Penelope, eight or nine, watching her sister do an impromptu dance with a car. It’s the kind of childhood trauma that makes you question the universe’s sense of humor.

According to Cruz, “time stopped” during that moment, which sounds less like a childhood memory and more like a Netflix sci-fi series plot.

Fast forward to today, and that childhood collision with reality still lingers. In a surprising plot twist, Cruz’s recent gig as a Ferrari co-owner didn’t have her zooming into the driver’s seat with a gleeful “vroom-vroom.”

Instead, she admitted to a fear of driving, giving us flashbacks to Driver’s Ed nightmares.

And just when you thought Hollywood couldn’t get more ironic, Cruz, known for her fearless on-screen ventures, hesitated to embrace the role of being behind the wheel in Michael Mann’s Ferrari. Maybe it’s method acting – channeling her character’s fear, or maybe it’s just avoiding traffic – who can blame her?

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz

Beyond her aversion to driving, Cruz dished on her hypersensitivity – a trait that’s like having life’s volume cranked up to “extra sensitive.”

It’s the kind of setting that makes you appreciate silent discos and question why some people insist on chewing crunchy snacks in the cinema.

In her portrayal of Laura, the character grappling with the aftermath of her son’s off-screen demise, Cruz shared that every day on set was like playing emotional Twister.

It’s a challenge, she says, where “every day is a question of how she makes it through the day.” Welcome to the emotional Olympics, where sensitivity is both a gold medal and a hurdle.

As we chuckle at the irony of a Ferrari owner with a fear of driving and a hypersensitivity setting that rivals a surround sound system, let’s not forget that behind the glamor, Penelope Cruz is human.

Childhood traumas, fears, and hypersensitivity shape her, reminding us that even Hollywood stars navigate life’s intersections – sometimes with a hint of fear and a dash of wit.

So, the next time you see Penelope Cruz on screen, remember that she’s not just a Ferrari co-owner; she’s also the driver of her own narrative, navigating the Hollywood traffic with a mix of glamor, irony, and a touch of childhood caution.

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