Monster, he cast Mendes. A sign that their relationship may still be going strong can be found at the actress’ feet: two sleeping dogs she calls “my loves”, her regal Belgian Malinois, Hugo, and Gosling’s hulking mutt, George.
Her recent work has spurred Mendes to fulfil further ambitions. Working with Pedro Almodóvar is next on her wish list – she emailed the director to tell him so. “I’d love to work with Penélope Cruz on an Almodóvar film,” she says. “Penélope’s kind of the greatest.” The director has yet to bite, but Mendes says, “I believe in planting seeds. If you genuinely love somebody’s work, I think you should tell them.”
Her latest career move, however, involves fabric, not film. This
“I don’t have to CHOOSE between paying rent and artistic INTEGRITY anymore”