New mom Penélope Cruz graces the cover of Vogue magazine’s June 2011 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (May 24). The 37-year-old actress opens up about being “transformed forever” since welcoming her first child with hubby Javier Bardem in the early new year.
On motherhood: “From the first second, you feel so much love. It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment – when you see that face, you are transformed forever. Even if you have heard from all your friends and family, ‘This is what’s going to happen,’ until it happens to you, it’s hard to understand in your soul.”
On wanting to keep her family’s life private: “I want my son – and my kids if I have more – to grow up in a way that is as anonymous as possible. The fact that his father and I have chosen to do the work that we do doesn’t give anybody the right to invade our privacy.”
Continue reading the interview with Penélope at Vogue.