Penelope Cruz won’t lie about her age

Mar. 07, 2010 - Hollywood, California, United States - Actress Penelope Cruz arrives at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards - the Oscars - on the red carpet in front of Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, USA on 03-07-2010 2010.K64865AM. © Red Carpet PicturesPenelope Cruz doesn’t feel the need to lie about her age.

The 36-year-old actress plans to grown old honestly and gracefully.

‘I never want to lie about my age,’ she said.

‘If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it — women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn.’

‘I was very close to both of my grandmothers growing up — they lived long into old age and they were always beautiful to me. They loved life and it showed in their faces. Of course my face will change as I get older, but that’s OK. It’s a good thing to be old, because that means you haven’t died yet right? And when I do get older, I want to have the grace to be proud of it, not to lie about it or try to fight it.’

‘The people who love me, love me for who I am,’ she added. ‘They love me for a mixture of things that makes anyone love another person, and those things will still be there when I am 40, 60 or 80.’