Cruz told the mag, "When I first started watching movies and I saw Meryl's work, that's when I became obsessed with acting. Now I kiss her whenever I see her! She must think I'm crazy."
The Oscar-winning actress recalled a magazine shoot she did with Streep a few years ago for the AIDS charity (RED). "As soon as she got to the set, I had to sit topless on top of her. It was the most interesting love scene I've ever done."
On juggling motherhood and career (she has a 1-year-old son with husband Javier Bardem), Penelope said, "Maybe I'll make one movie a year, maybe two, but it's not going to be more than that because I have other priorities now."
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