Woody Allen's Cruz gift

May 9th, 2011

Woody Allen gave Penelope Cruz his glasses.

The iconic filmmaker enjoyed working with the Spanish beauty on 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' in 2008 and made sure she would always have something to remember him by.

She said: "He gave me a pair of his glasses, his only spare pair.

"But I can't wear them. I put them on and I almost crashed the car. They are a museum piece.

"I love working with Woody. And it looks like we're going to be working together again.

In 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', Penelope shared a kiss with Scarlett Johansson and though the actresses were comfortable locking lips, they deliberately tried to embarrass their director.

Penelope explained: "Scarlett and I were fine about it. We got along so well, she's so sweet.

"But Woody? Ha. We knew we had to kiss and it wasn't a big deal but we wanted to tease him. I'm sure he was more nervous than us.

"So I said, 'Woody, how are you going to shoot the kiss? Do you want one shot or from certain angles or a close up of the lips?' And I find him just looking at a freckle on his hand, ignoring the conversation I want to have about kissing. He says to me, 'I'm worried about the strong Spanish sun, I have to go to the dermatologist. Immediately.' So he leaves us all on set. Of course, it was nothing. He was so anxious.

"We get on so well. He came back for the kiss eventually."