Penelope Cruz has decided to cut down on the number of films she will do in future, fuelling rumours that she is expecting a baby with boyfriend Javier Bardem.
"It (working) was what I wanted to do. But now I feel differently. You get chronically tired,” Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
The actress has lived a disciplined life from her childhood days when she aspired to be a ballerina. She added: “I don''t want to feel like that. Growing up, learning classical ballet is a very disciplined thing. A lot of my relationship to the world came from the years I danced.
"If your feet are bleeding you have to carry on dancing and smiling. You think it's normal. Then you take that attitude to whatever your work is."
She admitted that she was a workaholic earlier but now felt that she had attained "a much better equilibrium between work and time for my life.
“ I can rest, go travelling, have time to do nothing. Before I might take 15 days off in a year and try to leave my BlackBerry in my room to please my family.
"The turning point was when I realised I was measuring the years going by according to whatever the films were I was working on, the countries I was shooting in.
“I was a total workaholic. I think that's what I needed to do then. Now I can work, but I'm not on movie sets the whole year. I can say no until there is something I really need to do."