Whoa there, Penelope Cruz…topless AND bald? The actress certainly proved her bravery in a movie role where she had to bare it all on both her head and chest! See the crazy pics here!
Penelope Cruz has had some intense roles before, but she may have outdone even her most extreme character in Ma ma. The 41-year-old actress played a woman with breast cancer for the film, which not only required the beauty to shave her head, but also to expose her breasts right on screen. She didn’t just portray a brave character — she was just as brave in real life to play such a role!
A trailer for the movie, which is headed for a worldwide release after it debuted in Spain last year, shows Penelope’s character Magda go through some emotional struggles through her cancer. Like a lot of breast cancer patients, Magda’s illness and the corresponding treatments resulted in the loss of her hair, so she had to shave it off. While Penelope totally nails the role, it’s pretty crazy to see the typically long-haired brunette bald! Click here to see more pics of Penelope from ‘Ma ma’!
As if sporting a bald head on screen isn’t courageous enough, Penelope’s character also went completely topless for some scenes in the film where she is analyzing her bald head and the effects of the cancer. Granted, Penelope does have some pretty flawless boobs, but that doesn’t make it any easier to expose them to the world!
Despite the intensity of the character and her drastic appearance change because of it, Penelope told Cadena SER that she loved playing such a strong woman. “This is one of the most wonderful characters that I will ever be offered to play,” she said. “I fell in love with the story of this woman, who is like a goddess, a sage.”
We have to say — Penelope is a goddess herself for filling such a brave role and absolutely blowing it out of the water! Even when she’s bald or topless, Penelope looks amazing, and we have to give her mad props for taking on such an intense role!
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