Director Pedro Almodovar and his main leading lady Penelope Cruz attend the UK premiere of their latest collaboration, "Broken Embraces," at Somerset House. (Bauer Griffin)more pics » DON'T MISS
Actress Penelope Cruz
and homosexual film director Pedro Almodovar
have collaborated on several projects, most recently Broken Embraces
, and the two know each other so well that they are practically in a relationship.
Pedro said: There is something that works really well in our relationship that combines both our friendship and the professional side. We operate like lovers. So while we don’t have the pleasure of sex, we don’t have the complications of sex either. We work really well as a couple who don’t sleep together. Penelope and Javier Bardem in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'
Penelope, who is currently dating Javier Bardem
and is rumoured to be pregnant with his child, also views her relationship with Pedro as more than just a friendship. She said: "There is no one even close to him. I am always comparing everything to working with him."
Pedro has previously spoken of his admiration for the 35-year-old actress, revealing she is the only woman who has sparked lusty feelings in him. He said: "Out of all the actresses I have worked with, Penelope has been the one who has caused a sense of desire in me beyond the sensuality of a film shoot. She has caused me sexual desire."
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