Penelope Cruz makes her directorial debut
Madrid — Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is the director of an advertising video for a line of lingerie that features her husband, actor Javier Bardem, playing a laborer.
The project was "a very interesting experience" because not only did it star family and friends, but it provided "much creative freedom" to tell the story with some highly charged erotic images, Cruz said in a statement released by lingerie company Agent Provocateur.
The most torrid scene in the video is when a man in a suit, played by Miguel Angel Silvestre, walks out on the terrace of a mansion and spots model Irina Shayk, the girlfriend of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, dancing in the pool in black lingerie and a cap.
Cruz's sister, Monica, also appears in the video along with actress Goya Toledo.
The story turns out to be a dream and Silvestre awakens to see the face of his boss, a laborer played by Bardem.
The sisters designed a collection of lingerie for the company called L'Argent that hit the market on Thursday.
The 39-year-old Penelope Cruz has been making a big push into the world of fashion and design, inking a three-year deal to be the face of Loewe.
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