Penélope Cruz has portrayed many characters all through her 20-year movie and tv profession. However as one of the vital objectively hottest ladies on the planet, a lot of her roles have taken full benefit of her chic genetics. Now, Cruz is starring in a brand new film that renders her practically unrecognizable from her typical sexpot styling — in Official Competitors, her character is a curly redhead, with hair so large that she’s grazing Heaven’s pearly gates. Cruz additionally wears thick black plastic glasses, with equally thick black eyeliner behind them, serving the final word middle-aged batty artist look.
Official Competitors stars Cruz as Lola Cuevas. She’s a superb filmmaker who calls for perfection however goes about it with anxious vitality that comes dangerously near derailing the method. It’s the mad genius archetype, proper right down to her black turtleneck, however with fabulous auburn hair piled up in a messy bun. She stars reverse Antonio Banderas, who performs the movie-within-the-movie’s hunky heartthrob, with little need to do a lot besides bat his lashes in entrance of the digicam. Clearly, the movie is not-so-subtly commenting on administrators who use Cruz as barely greater than an attractive decoration; she’s given the working girl therapy, full with classic t-shirts and a gaze that all the time appears to be like upwards, as if she’s processing storyboards or dialogue in her head always.
The film hasn’t been given a United States launch date, however it’s prone to get picked up for a premiere on the Venice Movie Competition in September. Try the trailer beneath through Variety.