Penélope Cruz is not happy about the way her hands look.
She really was hoping that Nine would have left them scarred.
You see, the Oscar winner, who plays a va-va-va-voom mistress of a 1960s Italian movie director in the musical flick, does a sexy song-and-dance number in lingerie that involves her slithering up, down and around a pair of ropes...
"I didn't want the marks I got from the ropes to go away, because they were like my little medals," Cruz tells me. "I was so used to them that after three months of training, I didn't even feel physical pain anymore. I loved it."
Choreographer John DeLuca could attest to that.
"She was bleeding," he says. "But no one has worked harder on a number than her. Everyday, she was like, 'When can I practice. Who can help me?' "
However, the Spanish beauty never exactly got used to the start of the routine. "My number starts on a slide that is like 40 meters high," she explains. "You don't really see that, so you can't appreciate how high it was, but I was nervous. It demanded that you be present…and alert so you don't get hurt."
Sounds like someone needs to find a good action movie for Ms. Cruz, don't ya think?
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