French Vogue tapped Spanish actress Penélope Cruz asto guest-edit its May issue, which typically is themed around the Cannes Film Festival (May 12-23 this year). The 210-page issue has three cover choices: Penélope Cruz with Bono; Penélope Cruz with Meryl Streep, or Penélope Cruz with Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Streep. “She was very intense and precise about what she wanted,” said Olivier Lalanne, associate editor-in-chief at French Vogue and Carine Roitfeld's right hand.
The Spanish actress enlisted friend and director Pedro Almodóvar to interview legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau in a feature titled “Talk to Her.” Cruz showed her talent on the other side of the camera and included her digital snaps of a pregnant Salma Hayek, or Javier Bardem chatting with Sean Penn at a bar in California.
Meanwhile, the Spanish actress poses in spring fashions in a feature photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. John Galliano also contributed to the Cruz issue, with a collage depicting the actress and Almodovar. The May issue of French Vogue hit newsstands this week with a cover price of 4.90 euros.