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Penelope Cruz: "why I love European cinema"
Gavin Esler and Penelope Cruz
Gavin Esler spoke to Penelope Cruz about her new film Don't Move
In a Hardtalk Extra interview broadcast on Friday 25 March, Gavin Esler spoke to the Spanish-born actress Penelope Cruz about her latest film Don't Move -- and why her heart will always be in European cinema.

Penelope Cruz was a working class girl from the suburbs of Madrid, who only started to learn English at the age of 20.

Now she's one of cinema's biggest female stars, a firm fixture on Hollywood's A-list -- and frequently compared with icons Marlene Dietrich and Audrey Hepburn.

With Hollywood at her feet, why is there still a special place in her heart for low-budget European films?

She talks to Gavin Esler about why she's fed up with journalists who "only want to talk about Tom Cruise".

HARDtalk Extra can be seen on Fridays on BBC World at 04:30 GMT, 11:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 19:30 GMT and 00:30 GMT.

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30

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