Penelope Cruz happy to turn ugly for characters

London: Actress Penelope Cruz says she isn`t worried about looking bad in her movie roles and is happy to change her looks to suit her characters.

"I`m not scared to be ugly when I work. So I often ask for more moustache or black bags under my eyes," quoted Cruz as saying.

The 37-year-old also prefers to spend hours on her dialogue delivery because then she becomes less critical of herself and more open to experiments with her character.

"I love to spend hours with the dialogue coach because it creates a distance from myself. That way I don`t hear Penelope talking - I don`t criticise myself so much and have more freedom to try things."

"My grandmother was very gypsy in her spirit and she taught me to love words, especially poetry and flamenco and music and drama," she said.


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