Penélope Cruz Sánchez
|Behind the scenes|
Pirates of the CaribbeanEdit
According to Rob Marshall, Penélope Cruz was the only actress considered for the role of Angelica in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, saying she fit the description as "an actress who could not only go toe to toe with Johnny and match him, but also needed to be all the things that Jack Sparrow is in a way. She needed to be funny and clever and smart and crafty and beautiful." And so when Marshall approached Cruz for the role, because of her love for the films, she accepted immediately without reading the script.
Penélope Cruz was about two months pregnant she began filming her scenes in On Stranger Tides, but that didn't affect production. Cruz's pregnancy became noticeable when production came to Puerto Rico, about four months after filming began. After that, she only filmed Angelica's close-up scenes while her sister, Mónica, did all of Angelica's wide-shot scenes.