Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem joined their co-star Michael Fassbender and directer Ridley Scott for a special screening of The Counselor in London on Thursday. Penélope flaunted her famous curves in a Temperley London gown for her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to her and Javier's second child, daughter Luna, back in July. Also on hand for Thursday's premiere were Sigourney Weaver and Scott Eastwood. Though a couple of the movie's stars were missing from the screening — Brad Pitt is currently filming the World War II flick Fury in the English countryside, and Cameron Diaz is busy in Boston on the set of Sex Tape — you can still see hot photos of them from the movie before it hits cinemas on Nov. 14. In the crime drama, Michael plays a lawyer who gets involved in drug trafficking, with Penélope portraying his seemingly naive girlfriend, Laura. It's the first time that Javier and his wife have been on screen together since they played a dysfunctional couple in 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Update: Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have named their baby girl, Luna Encinas Cruz, according to the Spanish publication, Vanitatis. Javier reportedly registered the birth of his daughter during a visit to Madrid's registrar office on July 30. The name Luna translates to mean moon in Spanish, while Encinas is Javier's first surname. The moniker could also hold special meaning for the couple since the name also belongs to their late director, Juan Jose Bigas Luna, who passed away this past April. Penélope and Javier shared a close bond with Bigas Luna, who they credit for introducing them on the set of their first collaboration, Jamon, Jamon.
Penélope and Javier welcomed their second child in Madrid two weeks ago on July 22. People magazine confirmed that Penélope Cruz gave birth to a daughter, but few other details have been revealed about the latest addition to the Cruz-Bardem family. Penélope showed no signs of slowing down right before giving birth as she and Javier attended an Asier Etxeandia concert on Saturday. At one point, Javier took over the stage to play the bongos while Penélope snapped photos from the audience. The couple's new daughter will join their 2-year-old son, Leo. Congratulations to the happy family!
You're not dreaming: Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem are all in one movie together: The Counselor. The hotness doesn't stop there; Cameron Diaz and Penélope Cruz also co-star in director Ridley Scott's thriller, which follows a lawyer (Fassbender) who gets pulled into drug trafficking. The teaser doesn't offer a whole lot in the way of exposition, aside from Cruz kittenishly asking, "Have you been bad?" and Pitt making abstract statements that establish him as the film's villain. It's not much, but when the dialogue delivery is this hot, I'll take it.
Aside from the presence of all this attractiveness, the movie has another thing going for it: it was written by novelist Cormac McCarthy, who also wrote the screenplay for No Country For Old Men. I need to see more from this movie (more Pitt, more Fassbender, more everything), but I'll settle for this for now. The Counselor comes out Nov. 14, and you can watch the teaser after the jump.
Rumours about Javier and Penélope having another child have been swirling for awhile, and the two raised eyebrows when they skipped the Golden Globes in January to stay home in Madrid. Penélope and Javier have been married since 2010 and welcomed their son, Leo, in January of 2011.
In Skyfall, there's a lot of suggestion that James Bond may be getting too old for this stuff, but as I watched Daniel Craig nail all the stunts while looking more stylish than ever, it was clear that the Bond franchise has never been fresher. This time, Bond takes on the villain Silva (Javier Bardem), a terrorist whose weapon is technology. When Silva releases top-secret information about Britain's undercover spies and goes after M (Judi Dench), it triggers Bond into action — and we're rewarded with seeing the superspy in all his sexy, suited-up glory.
Skyfallworks because it blends both the old and the new Bond elements so well. It's safe to say that this success is from the touch of first-time Bond director Sam Mendes, who integrates those classic elements (the familiar theme swells at opportune moments and the stylised intro is both cool and old-school). And while Bond's badassness disproves his obsolescence, the new elements, like some cast members, liven things up too. There's Bond's young new gadget-guy, Q, played with charming wit by Ben Whishaw, and Ralph Fiennes makes his debut as the new head of the Secret Service. But this movie is still all about Bond, and with his third film, Craig is more comfortable — and better — than ever.
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Javier Bardem was honoured in Hollywood today by his Skyfall director, Sam Mendes, and co-stars Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. Penélope Cruz missed out on the celebration, though Javier got plenty of praise from fans and peers while accepting the prestigious honour. Just last year, Javier and Penélope were among the very first Spanish actors to accept similar recognition with their own plaques on Madrid's Walk of Fame.
The Oscar-winning actor plays Bond's nemesis Raoul Silva in the latest 007 flick, though it was Javier's real-life friendship with Daniel Craig that landed him the role. Daniel and Javier crossed paths during a Haiti fundraising event in 2010, and the rest is history. It appears Daniel and Javier's onscreen rivalry is a hit with moviegoers, as Skyfall is on track to take home the top spot at the box office this weekend and has already broken records around the globe.
Javier Bardem teamed up with his Skyfall co-stars Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and director Sam Mendes for a photo call in Madrid yesterday. The cast's been all over Europe in recent days, making stops in the UK, France, Italy and now Spain. Javier and Daniel dressed down in casual attire yesterday, but during last week's star-studded London premiere, they suited up to join their lovely wives, Penélope Cruz and Rachel Weisz. The latest instalment in the James Bond franchise is already breaking box office records around the globe. Skyfall made an estimated $77.7 million in international ticket sales last weekend alone. The cast is heading to the States for the North American leg of their press tour soon. They're expected on the West Coast next week, leading into the Nov. 9 US release of the film. Skyfall is released in Australia on Nov. 22.
Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Bérénice Marlohe hit the red carpet for the Paris premiere of Skyfall last night. The actors flanked their new Bond girl, who wore a grey sequined Elie Saab gown for the event, and were joined on the carpet by director Sam Mendes. The cast is in France after unveiling the film in the UK earlier this week. The London premiere brought out Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, as well as Daniel's other half, Rachel Weisz. Also along for the Skyfall press tour are Javier's wife, Penélope Cruz, and their, son Leo. The family touched down together at a Paris airport yesterday, just ahead of the big premiere.
Daniel Craig looked dapper in his Tom Ford tuxedo to premiere Skyfall in London last night. His co-star Javier Bardem and the two newest Bond girls, Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris, also hit the red carpet at Royal Albert Hall for the UK premiere. The stars had some help in unveiling the 23rd official Bond film — Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, were in attendance, too! Daniel Craig responded to the royal recognition his film received by saying, "It's an amazing event and to have the royals here — it's the cherry on the cake."
Last week, Daniel, Javier, Bérénice and Naomie promoted their film in NYC before heading across the pond for the world premiere. On Monday, the Bond crew assembled for a photo call to kick off the festivities in London. They'll also come to Sydney for a grand premiere event on Friday, Nov. 16. Skyfall opens in the UK tomorrow, but Australian audiences have to wait until Nov. 22.
Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem, along with their co-stars Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe and Judi Dench, brought Skyfall to London yesterday. They kicked off press for the latest James Bond movie in NYC last week, when the new Bond girls, Bérénice and Naomie, made their promotional debut stateside. Before Javier hit the road for the film, he was busy working on another project, The Counselor, in Spain. His wife, Penélope Cruz, is also a part of The Counselor, though the couple broke from production to spend time with family recently. Javier and Penélope met up with Penélope's siblings, Monica and Eduardo, in Madrid, where they grabbed dinner. Javier's 007 duties will continue as the action film is being released in the UK on Friday and heads to US theaters on Nov. 9 before its Australian release on Nov. 22.