Penelope Cruz's 'monster' battle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 July 2008

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz has revealed she finds it "tricky" to control her inner "monster".

The 34-year-old actress - who is dating actor Javier Bardem -has always struggled to keep the sabotaging beast from ruining the most "beautiful moments" of her life.

She said: "I'm always finding very tricky and hidden ways to sabotage any beautiful moment. And it's something so internal that I don't think even my friends or family can catch me doing it.

"But I catch myself doing it. I've had that battle since I was a little girl. It's like, 'Uh-oh, here it is again, the monster! Go away and leave me alone!' "

Penelope also revealed she never looks herself up on the internet, because she thinks it is "dangerous and nasty".

She added to W magazine: "I try not to go on the internet and read about myself. It's a guaranteed way to get angry for no reason. You start looking at yourself from the outside, from the wrong place. And everything is out of proportion. The good things, the bad things - everything. I think it's disgusting. It's dangerous and nasty."

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