Grateful to Woody Allen for giving me great roles: Penelope

London: Actress Penelope Cruz says she loves working with director Woody Allen and is grateful to the director for giving her good movie roles.

Cruz picked up a Best Supporting Actress Oscar when she worked with Allen for the first time on ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ and now she will be working with him for a second time in ‘To Rome With Love’, reported Femalefirst,.

The 38-year-old plays the role of Anna in the movie and stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Alec Baldwin.

"I love everything about Woody, I love him, he`s been so kind to me. I love his mind, I love his sense of humour, he`s one of the funniest people in the world and I can`t believe he keeps giving me these jewels, these beautiful characters, and puts the confidence in me to play them. I`m very grateful to him," Cruz said.

This is the first movie outing for Cruz since the billion dollar success of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ last summer.