Penelope Cruz: Being Mom to Leonardo, 14 Months, Is My Priority Now

Celebrity News Apr. 10, 2012 AT 10:45AM
Penelope Cruz Penelope Cruz Credit: Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar

Acting's great and all, but Penelope Cruz's most cherished role these days is that of mom.

Gracing the May cover of Harper's Bazaar, the Spanish-born Oscar-winning actress, 37, says she's seriously slowing down her output of films now that she's mom to Leonardo, her 14-month-old son with husband Javier Bardem.

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"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," says the star, whose Woody-Allen directed film To Rome With Love premieres in June.

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz
Credit: Terry Richardson for Harper’s Bazaar

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Now that she's settled down into happy family life with little Leo and Bardem, 43, Cruz gushes that she's "happier in my 30s than I was in my 20s" -- even though she's still "a worrier. I am living for every day and trying to have less fear, less worry. But I have always worried about everything; it's in my nature. It's the thing that makes me suffer the most."

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And if the global star's fans have trouble spotting her out and about, that's by design.

"I won't go to places where you're going to find more attention. I go to the opposite," she explains. Her ideal day? "Funning around with my family at the beach, that's all"

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