Cruz and Bardem are already the proud parents to 2-year-old Leonardo.
The power couple began dating after meeting on the set of Woody Allen‘s 2007 movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, the film that earned Cruz an Oscar. They wed in July 2010 at ceremony at a friend’s home in the Bahamas. Six months later, in January 2011, Leonardo was born at Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Hospital.
Cruz shared her story with the press about being a mother, “From the first second, you feel so much love.” She added, “It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment, when you see that face, you are transformed forever.”
As this year’s ambassador, Cruz will don a specially designed T-shirt by noted fashion designer Carolina Herrera that promotes women’s cancer research funding.
Herrera’s limited edition T-shirt will retail for $35 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and on saks.com. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each shirt sold will be donated to EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund, benefiting charitable programs dedicated to finding new detection methods, better treatments and eventual cures for women’s cancers.
“By purchasing this year’s SAKS FIFTH AVENUE KEY TO THE CURE T-shirt, designed by Carolina Herrera, you can help continue the innovative research already in progress,” says the Oscar-winning actress. “Cancer has affected each and every one of us in one way or another and I am thrilled to be involved with this wonderful cause.”
In a recent interview the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star admitted that she’s enjoying her role as a housewife and mother, describing it as the “best thing in the world.”
Cruz, currently appearing in Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love, married the 43-year-old Bardem in a secret ceremony in the Bahamas in July 2010, some 12 years after they first met on the set of 1992 film Jamon Jamon.
Along with Cruz and Fassbender, The Counselor will star Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Cameron Diaz.
In addition, Cruz could be teaming up again with noted Spanish director Pedro Almodovar this summer on his latest project, Los Amantes Pasajeros, according to Deadline.com.
The Almodovar-penned comedy, which will star 36-year-old Spanish actress Paz Vega, follows a group of travelers who are placed in life-threatening situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. The passengers are defenseless in the face of danger, which provokes colorful confessionals that are their way to put out of mind the possibility they might be about to die.
Los Amantes Pasajeros will begin shooting this summer in Madrid.
Allen’s new film will be shot in New York and San Francisco this summer. This marks the noted director’s second time directing in San Francisco — his directorial debut, 1969’s Take the Money and Run, was also set there.
Allen recently won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Midnight In Paris. His upcoming film, To Rome With Love—starring Penelope Cruz—will hit theaters on June 22.
Allen’s To Rome with Love unfolds in four vignettes. It’s a story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. Cruz plays a prostitute named Anna in the film.
Following its Rome premiere, the dramedy will have its first North American screening at the 18th annual Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday, June 14.
To Rome with Love will open nationwide on June 22.